Electrical Trades

Students in this program learn basic electrical skills and cutting edge of 21st-century green technologies—preparing them for the in-demand field of electrical trades.

Students learn fundamental skills in electrical theory, and through classroom instruction and hands-on shop lessons, they can become successful residential wiring professionals. In each theory class and lab, students construct the circuits discussed, gaining skill and experience as they move from residential into commercial and industrial wiring.

The materials, meters and methods used in this program give students an in-depth understanding of their field and the knowledge needed to work with the latest environmentally-friendly technologies.

Students may earn advanced standing in the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) programs.

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school