CEC Announces New Apprenticeship Program

Plainville CT – The Construction Education Center, Inc. (CEC) is Connecticut’s newest resource for electrical apprenticeship training. The new apprenticeship program prepares trainees for a career in the electrical field with a comprehensive, four-level electrical curriculum, accredited by the National Center for Construction Education & Research, that complies with the department of labor’s standards for apprenticeship.

“This is a natural extension of training the CEC already provides,” said CEC director Marcie Addy. “The demand for electricians in Connecticut is expected to increase by 4.8% through the end of 2026.  Workforce development and training is our priority and given the shortage of skilled workers nationwide, the addition of the electrical apprenticeship program to our catalog will help address the needs of the construction industry.”

The Construction Education Center is also an approved provider (#1275) of electrical continuing education in the State of Connecticut.

The CEC’s electrical apprenticeship program is a hybrid of instructional methods including virtual online interactive, classroom, hands-on, and online training. Apprenticeship classes take place at night, allowing trainees to work during the day to earn not only their paychecks but also their required on the job training hours.

“The Electrical apprenticeship program not only expands training offerings at the CEC but gives the State of Connecticut another educational option for electricians,” said Jacqueline Laramee, chair of the CEC Board of Directors.  “Apprenticeship programs we already offer include HVAC, plumbing, sheet metal, and carpentry.  We see our programs as part of the broader effort to enhance workforce development opportunities.”