Tag Archives: electrician apprentice







No shocker. Electricians make great dads.


Residential journeyman electrician Jim Johnstone is both proud and appreciative of the career he’s built in the electrical trade. But he gets even more satisfaction from another role he plays in life. “Being a dad is the best job I ever had,” he said, with Father’s Day quickly approaching. Johnstone works for “Joe” Dickey Electric […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians optimistic for an energized 2020


An association of local electrical contractors and union locals is optimistic that 2020 will provide ample work opportunities with new projects throughout the community. NECA-IBEW Electricians is comprised of IBEW Local 64 of Youngstown, IBEW Local 573 of Warren and signatory electrical contractors in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Last year, work was steady and […]

Job shadowing provides hands-on learning for those exploring electrician apprenticeships


As Baby Boomers are retiring, careers in the skilled trades are in greater demand. Schools and guidance counselors are recognizing this and communicating with students that college isn’t the only pathway to a steady career. And locally, there is an influx in the number of students interested in the electrical trade. To highlight the local […]

T-Squared Electrical, a family affair- 3 generations of electricians


Rich Tice, founder of T-Squared Electrical, has deep roots in the electrical industry. He proudly shared something interesting about his background that sets him apart from many other electricians in the industry. The Tice family has 3 generations of electricians. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… and for Rich Tice, he […]

Are you smarter than a college graduate? The case for becoming an electrician, one of the highest-paying jobs that doesn’t require a college degree


Before ever stepping foot into the workforce, many college students have accumulated four years or more of student loan debt. And many of them experience shock or panic when they receive their first bill, some of whom haven’t even secured a full-time job yet. Last year, 69 percent of college students took out student loans, […]