The Electrician’s Academy

Jump-Start Your Career at WPCC

Are you interested in a career in the construction trades industry?

The trades industry has opportunities for electrical, plumbing, carpentry and general construction workers and for those who are interested in starting a trades business.  Companies are hiring!

WPCC, in partnership with Burke Development, Incorporated (BDI), Work in Burke and the Burke County Homebuilders Association, is offering a comprehensive training program this summer for individuals who wish to pursue a career as electricians. The class will meet five days per week for five hours each day for twelve weeks beginning in May, for a total of 200 hours of intensive classroom and hands-on training. The accelerated program will provide students the skills needed to gain entry level employment with residential and commercial electricians and as entry level electrical maintenance technicians in local industry.

Areas of Specialization

  • Electrical Commercial
  • Electrical Residential
  • Electrical Industry

Registration Information – Deadline 5/16

Section #:        55241
Dates:              May 21  – August 6, 2018
When:              Monday – Thursday  from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Cost:                 $600 per student
Location:         WPCC Main Campus, 1001 Burkemont Avenue in Morganton, NC
Room:               J20 [map]


The cost for the Academy is $600, which Includes a book ($120), a tool kit/belt ($300), and registration fee  ($180).

Qualifications and Expectations

  • High School graduate or currently enrolled in a high school program
  • A limited number of sponsorships are available for individuals who are highly motivated, dependable, and willing to learn.
  • Financial Aid may be available, so please inquire!

Participating Companies / Sponsored By

  • Triangle Construction
  • Kayga Electric
  • City Electric

For More Information

The class will have a limited number of students. Admission to the program is selective – minimum requirements include completion of a high school diploma or actively pursuing a high school diploma. We’re looking for motivated, energetic individuals who want to begin a rewarding career in a field that is both growing and will continue to grow. If you are interested in applying to the program, please call 828.448.3118 to schedule an interview.


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WPCC’s Main Campus is located at 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655.

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