Higher Education

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Manual, 1st Edition

  • IEC Chesapeake
  • WECA
  • ISBN-10: 1111316899  |  ISBN-13: 9781111316891
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00
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An introduction to the electrical trades, the ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANUAL primes students for success in an apprenticeship program or for a career as an electrician. This all-inclusive manual focuses not only on basic electrical training but also includes the critical math, reading, safety, and soft skills necessary for success in the workplace. A critical first resource for anyone considering a career in the electrical trades,the ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANUAL supports the students' learning with interactive assignments, experience-building labs, helpful life skills tips, as well as career profiles of former apprentices that show how achievement in the classroom translates into a more rewarding career.

Features and Benefits

  • Interim Self-Checks: Chapters include self-assessments after every topic, which keep learning goals on target and allow for backtracking as needed.
  • Hands-On Assignments: Assignments, labs, and activities connect the chapter material to actual experiences in the field, deepening reader comprehension while broadening their perspective about the electrical trades.
  • Unique Life Skills Focus: Tips throughout the text develop interpersonal and technical skills required by a high-paying job--and keep them focused on landing one.
  • Goal-Oriented Organization: Every chapter starts with a career profile, life skill focus, and real-world applications to keep readers engaged in the material, while a summary, review questions, and glossary reinforce their understanding at the end.
  • Motivating Profiles: Career Profiles at the beginning of each chapter motivate readers and show how success in the classroom translates into a rewarding career.

Table of Contents

1. A Career in the Electrical Trades.
2. Professional Behavior and Study Skills.
3. Safety.
4. Math and the Metric System.
5. Basic Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism.
6. Electrical Theory.
7. Introduction to the NEC.
8. Grounding.
9. Electrical Tools.
10. Wiring Overview.
11. Wiring Devices.
12. Wiring Methods.
13. Wiring Calculations.
14. Residential Wiring Requirements.
15. Green Technology.
16. The Job Search.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Trainer Implementation Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111316902 | ISBN-13: 9781111316907)

The ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Trainer Implementation Manual is an instructor's blueprint for implementing the Pre-Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Manual within the classroom.

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111316910 | ISBN-13: 9781111316914)

The Instructor Resources includes PowerPoint® presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

IEC Chesapeake

Independent Electrical Contractors of Chesapeake (IEC Chesapeake) and the Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) are working in cooperation with Delmar Cengage Learning, to create an ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANUAL. IEC Chesapeake is a chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), and WECA is a California based merit shop electrical contractors association.