Electricians: Education Requirements and Job Lookouts

“An electrician apprentice can complete an education program within 4 years time. This can happen by having hours of classroom studies and hands on training at a job each year. The electrician program course may include the following subjects that you need to know. They are soldering, safety and first aid practices, fire alarm systems, electrical code requirements, blueprint reading, diagrams of electrical systems, conduit fabrication and communications. A formal electrician education is not required, but employers find it to be an attractive thing to have when you apply for a job. It can also help to advance your career as an electrician if you have skills.

Industrial electricians can choose to work with machines and other large equipment. A maintenance electrician can work in factories, hospitals and other places that need repair, replacing and the maintaining of electrical systems. A maintenance electrician would be in charge of inspecting equipment, working on electronic devices, and replacing items like circuit breakers and switches. A commercial electrician could be involved with repair work and maintenance in factories and office buildings. A general electrician is commonly found working in residential homes, rewiring homes, replacing fuse boxes, and fixing problems with lighting.

There are many different schools you can attend to further your desire to become an electrician. Along with getting a good education you will learn everything that you need to know and do to become a skilled electrician. Learning to become a skilled electrician will take a lot of time and effort from you. It takes a lot of hours of schooling and hard work. Four years is the typical time in school to become an electrician. Many things are learned in the four years about electricity and how it works.

Learning to become a electrician can be a long and hard profession. Just like any other profession a electrician must be good at what they do and have the right training, skills and knowledge to do their job right.

Job outlook for electricians

Electricians should be in good physical condition. They need to be able to have good balance for climbing and heights. And need to be able to fit in to tight spaces on occasion.

Most states require an electrician to have an electrician license. But having a license varies from state to state. Most electricians work for forty hours a week. Sometimes their work carries over to the night and sometimes even work weekends. Electricians that work in a factory normally have three shifts that they can work. Electricians need to become skilled before they can work as an electrician. Electricians should have good hand eye coordination to be able to do the job properly.

As the population and economy continues to grow electricians will be more in demand then ever. Electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical wiring and devices in homes, offices, factories and other places. New technology will also continue the high demand for electricians. Electricians also pre wire buildings during construction to get the buildings ready for the use of computers and telecommunications equipment. More factories will go to using robots and automated manufacturing systems. The demand for electricians will increase due to installation of this type of equipment. The demand for electricians will also increase due to rehabilitation and retrofitting of existing structures.

The amount of job opportunities for electricians in any given year will vary widely from area to area. Depending on the growth and change in the communities. There are some parts of the country that may experience a large supply of electricians while other parts of the country may have a shortage on electricians. It will all depend on the area of the country as to what the demand for electricians will be.”

The Role of Demos and Case Studies in E-learning

“The role of demos and case studies in e-learning

It’s a challenging exercise to develop an effective product demo and for this you need to know your product really well. However, this does not mean you know how to use the product, but it means you know all about the capability of the product.

When developing a product demo, your basic need is to know what about the product to highlight which will interest prospective customers. Its USP will set it off against all the other products in the same category in the market.

For the customer, a product demo is taking a tour of the product’s capabilities.

How to make a demo:
Your demo should always begin with a title slide giving the full name of the product
Next, list the contents of your demo, its key features and conclusion. Ensure that they are listed in logical order such as Introduction, Feature Overview and Conclusion.
Then, discuss each item from your list of contents. Use layman’s language, avoid all technical language. Highlight features customers will relate to.
To make your demo effective, use a case study/scenario or example and keep it consistent through the demo. Show how effective the product is by highlighting its benefits and explaining how and why.
End your demo with a conclusion which should reinforce the benefits of the product.
Lastly, provide contact information for your prospective customers to get in touch with the company.

Case Studies: Another online learning technique, case studies are widely used and are popular for several reasons, such as:
They create a need to know
Raise the level of fundamental thinking skills such as application, synthesis and evaluation
Enhance listening and learning skills
Calling for greater level of diagnosis
Develop problem-solving skills
Help learner see theory along with practice
Students can learn to monitor their thinking
Encourage students to brainstorm

How to use cases effectively: To get the best out of case studies, a learner should:
Find out the facts of the case
Understand the dynamics of the case at hand
Define the problem
List a course of action that will lead to a solution
Make a SWOT analysis of the path to a solution chosen
Decide the least workable part of the plan of action

A good case: This can be identified by the following criteria:
The incident must have emotional power
It must cover difficult choices
It must be open-ended, and allow for a series of solutions and interpretations”