Sekking recomendationd about electrician apprenticeships

I have been turned down by the IBEW for their electrician apprenticeship.
Are there other apprenticeships, sponsored by trade unions or not, that people here can recommend for someone who is interested in learning the electrician trade?
Do I have to start worrying about age discrimination at 32 for this field?
Brian Ghilliotti
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I don't know of any other apprenticeship programs, but it is possible to pay your way through trade school and get a job with a non-union electrical contractor. It is also possible to get a Workforce Development Grant to pay for school if you are changing careers. You won't have to pay the money back and you can collect unemployment (If eligible) while going to school. Do a search for your state to find out what agency is giving out the grants.
You could try getting a job with a wholesale electrical supply company. You would learn about the materials used in the trade and you would meet a lot of contractors.
I wouldn't worry too much about age discrimination, but working as an electrician is a physically demanding job. Contractors like workers who can perform quickly.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

The IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors)runs apprenticeship programs--see if they have a chapter in your area. Your state's employment department may maintain a listing of apprenticeship programs.
If you happen to be in Oregon, see <http://www.iecoregon.org and <http://www.boli.state.or.us/BOLI/ATD/index.shtml .
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On 25 Aug 2006 23:56:56 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Age discrimination is always present. You are either too young or too old or not old enough or not young enough.
Also, you need to slip a little cash to the guys that make the decision.
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32 is not to old, I was 30 when I started in the IBEW apprenticeship, there were two guys older than me and there was one a couple years ahead of me that was 50 when he started. Ask why you were not accepted. If it was because there were more qualified applicants than they had positions for, you can try again next year. If you couldn't pass the apptitude test, then study. Be careful with the IEC program they don't measure up!!
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