Griffin Electric Hosts Career Open House

Wayne Griffin speaking at the career open house.

Holliston, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. recently held career information sessions as part of an open house at its headquarters in Holliston for those interested in learning more about a possible career in the electrical trade.

Nearly 50 participants attended the event, that included local high school students, parents, veteran representatives, and other individuals interested in a career change. Griffin’s outreach efforts were designed to introduce groups unfamiliar with the trades to the potential benefits of a career as an electrician or telecom technician.

Attendees of the event listened to presentations about the company and its free in-house apprenticeship training program, toured the company’s facilities, and had an opportunity to observe current apprentices and instructors engaged in training.

Throughout the school year, classroom and hands-on instruction take place in the 27,500sf of dedicated training space that is part of the headquarters, and onsite at each of the company’s regional offices

For more than 25 years, Griffin Electric’s apprenticeship training program has prepared hundreds of students for their electrical journeyperson licensing exam, allowing them to pursue successful careers in the electrical trade.

The program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and designated as an approved training site by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

On the job training

In addition to classroom instruction, Griffin’s apprentices benefit from on-the-job learning, where they earn a competitive wage while gaining practical field experience under the supervision of a licensed journeyperson.

The company’s partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology also provides graduates of the program who have achieved their electrical license with a great opportunity to earn nearly half the credits towards an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology degree.

Griffin Electric covers up to 70% of tuition costs to ease the financial burden for those who are accepted into the Wentworth program.