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bright IdeA
9th -
12th grade
Career and vocational exploration and skill Building Program
OfFERED During 2023-24 Afterschool & 2024 SuMMER 

FREE

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Bright Idea provides students in - 9th–12th seeking vocational education or a college pathway with free in-class power industry classes, certification, OJT, internships, and field-related site visits for a fast track (promising transfer) in the power industry or paid apprenticeship program.  

2023-2024: 2023-2024: Bright Idea students meet two times per week for two hours immediately afterschool.  Power industry training is provided through instructed led, online training and field-related site visits. Bright Idea students take online, self-paced micro-courses on power related training and Bright Idea students will receive a certificate (skill boosting classes) or diploma (a comprehensive program) that is an essential part of industry certification, other credentials, or apprenticeship training programs. 

2024 Summer:  Bright Idea meets Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., starting June 17th–July 26 (6 weeks).  Students receive OSHA 10, First Aid, and small-group trainings on power industry topics, as well as field-related site visits to local generation plants, power meter shops, control rooms, substations, local power distribution plants, the IBEW Training Center, and lineman facilities.

 

The videos below are a few examples of the need for YOU to get into a skilled trade in the Electrical Industry.

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Shortage of Electricial Skilled Workers

Shortage of Electricial Skilled Workers

Shortage of Electricial Skilled Workers
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Shortage of electricians in Colorado despite surge in growth and construction

Shortage of electricians in Colorado despite surge in growth and construction

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U.S. electricians shortage

U.S. electricians shortage

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Becoming An Electrician: The Career of a Lifetime

Becoming An Electrician: The Career of a Lifetime

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