Watson Electrical Apprenticeship Program in SC, NC & VA
The Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC Apprenticeship Program is a four-year program operating under Standards of Apprenticeship and registered with North Carolina, Virginia, and U.S. Departments of Labor.
Our apprenticeship program is ideal for those interested in pursuing the following occupations in the Carolinas or Virginia:
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning professional
On-The-Job Apprenticeship Training for Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC Occupations
Under our standards, apprentices are required to complete 8,000 on-the-job training hours and 642.5 hours of related instruction for electrical apprenticeships. Plumbing apprenticeships are required to meet 622.5 hours of related instruction, and HVAC apprentices need 620 hours of related instruction.
On-the-job training is conducted under the immediate direction of supervisors who are qualified journeymen and Division Training Supervisors.
Related instruction consists of a series of training books for self-study. In some areas, structured classroom training is available.Training Supervisors in each division administer monthly written and performance tests. Written tests require a passing grade of 70%. Our program not only prepares highly-skilled craftsmen, it helps them understand the “why” of their work. Benefits include raises, promotions and VA benefits (if applicable).
The apprenticeship program is flexible and allows the opportunity for employees to complete the program as “WECC Apprentices” and receive company certificates as bookwork-only participants. Bookwork-only participants are not required to do the performance portion of the program, but are a vital part of the WECC Construction Management Training (CMT) program.
If you are a current employee and interested in our Apprenticeship Program in Virginia and the Carolinas, please contact your Supervisor, RVP or Operations Manager and ask about openings in the program. If you are not a current Watson Electrical employee and are interested in finding out more about the WECC Apprenticeship program, please contact our recruiter
In addition to providing electrical services throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, including in Wilson, Fayetteville, Greenville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, NC; Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA; and Charleston and Greenville, SC, Watson Electrical offers an exceptional apprenticeship program.