The Electrician’s Academy


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 Western Piedmont Homebuilders Association, is offering a comprehensive training program this summer for individuals who wish to pursue a career as electricians. The class will meet four days per week for five hours each day for ten weeks beginning in June, 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

  • Commercial Wiring
  • Residential Wiring
  • Electrical Industry

Registration Information – Academy Has Been Postponed

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When: Monday – Thursday  from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $180 registration fee
Location: WPCC K Building located on the Jim Richardson Complex, 200 East College Drive in Morganton, NC
Room:  K-200


$180.00 Registration Fee
$99.70 Textbook Fee (price subject to change)
Modern Residential Wiring (2017 NEC)

Ugly’s Electrical References, 2017 Edition 5th Edition

Recommended but not required:
2020 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) Softbound

Qualifications and Expectations

  • High School graduate or actively pursuing a high school diploma
  • Students may apply for scholarship funding

For More Information

The class is limited to 15 students. 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 the Academy, please call Stoney Story at (828) 448-3118 for more information.

Contact Us

For registration questions, please fill out our form below or contact Melissa Freeman ( at (828) 448-6710.

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