Electrical Training With Apprenticeships

Electrical training is generally a combination of classroom and hands-on training, often under the auspices of labor union apprenticeship programs that last for several years. While there are some basic classes for do-it-yourselfers that are short and sweet, most electrical training does not happen overnight. It's one of the most responsible trades, and can be fraught with safety problems if you do not have the right training. In order to undertake the schooling you must be committed to the program and to pursuing the career of electrician.

Electrical apprenticeship training is physically tough as well as mentally rigorous. You must be able to do extensive climbing on scaffolding and ladders, pulling of wiring and ropes, crawling around floors and rafters and under crawlspaces, crouching, and working in quarters that are bound and cramped.

To complete electrical training satisfactorily you'll need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Your ability to follow very detailed instructions must be top notch. You can not be color blind, as wiring is generally keyed by color. You may be working outdoors intensively so the ability to withstand the elements for long periods is a requirement as well.

Satisfactory completion of apprentice electrical training is no dead end. In fact, the only restrictions on your electrical career are your ambition and your imagination. Of course, your ability is a factor as well, but completion of a satisfactory five year apprenticeship speaks well to that.

Apprentices can continue their work as journey level electricians. They can continue their education and gain further hands-on experience and progress to foreperson, superintendent or even a self-employed contractor. Many current electrical and construction contractors in their own successful businesses began their electrical training as apprentices.

One of the areas of electrical work, and one that the electrical training focuses on intensively is that of installation and maintenance of such automatic controls as electronic circuitry for industry.

Apprentices, once graduated, can go on to government work, either with their local municipality, their county, state or the US government. They can also take on some supervision and administrative roles with their own labor union. Study, experience, and continued electrical training are the makings of union leadership. Labor-management relationships may be a specialization for those who immerse themselves in electrical training and show themselves to have skills in communication and diplomacy.

Being selected for labor union electrical training is not easy. The unions are selective about who they choose. Candidates must be of good character and most demonstrate an aptitude for electrical work, the motivation to complete the training and go on to a successful electrical career and they demonstrate that they have the personality to work well with others, take direction, and relate well with customers. All electrical training candidates who pass the preliminary application process must then be interviewed by union representatives and electrical employees. If they do not have an impressive school record, they can not show that they have math and science aptitude and have not been able to prove their reliability they will not be for the apprentice electrical training program.

5 Marks of a Great Content Management System

The functionality and appeal of your CMS website rests on your ability to select the best content management system for your needs. There are a lot of big names competing for attention as well as some smaller names that have great promise to become big names. This means lots and lots of choices for those who want to design CMS websites.

To make the selection process a bit easier, consider five tell-tale marks of a great content management system:

#1: You don’t need an IT crew on staff to install the CMS.

Installation is where some of the less effective content management systems fail. If a user cannot figure out how to get the system installed they start to wonder if they will be able to actually use the system once it is installed. The best content management systems will be very easy to install even if the IT guy isn’t down the hallway.

#2: The backend must be very easy to use.

This may be debatable for some people, but in most cases the backend of a CMS website should be incredibly simple to use. Most people using a CMS don’t know HTML code or don’t want to waste time messing with code. This means they are looking for a very simple system that allows them to add to, tweak and change their websites without getting into complicated procedures.

The simpler the backend is, the better suited a CMS will be to those who don’t know how to completely code a website for themselves. This is important if you are designing websites for consumers who don’t know much about web design. The easier the backend is for them to maneuver, the fewer calls of frustration the designer will receive after the product is in the hands of the client.

#3: The CMS should offer templates that are relatively easy to modify.

The great thing about designing a CMS website is the ability to easily modify templates to come out with the perfect website for a given client. You should be able to take a template and make changes so it matches what you want your site to be or what a client wants their site to be. If the modification is too difficult or not possible, then the CMS fails to live up to its main purpose.

#4: A great CMS will allow easy manipulation of extensions to extend the functionality of the CMS website.

If you can’t add extensions, you can’t get the most out of your CMS website. The best content management systems will make it easy to work with extensions so you can create the perfect website with any template.

#5: There should be some form of community or support service where help in the design process can be found.

Finally, make sure the content management system you select has some type of support where you can ask questions and get the opinions of others familiar with the system. This rules out some very small or new content management systems that are still in the developing stages, but it might also rule out some of the bigger guys that don’t necessarily have valuable support communities.

All of these marks identify content management systems that are easy to use. That is essentially the purpose of creating a CMS website. They are just easier to use and much faster to work with than a website designed on basic HTML code.

Would You Like To Download A TV Series?

The internet has given us the ability to purchase so many things. From books, novelty items, electronic gadgets, music and even to videos, these can be purchased online. You’re not even limited to this country alone; you can go as far as Asia if you want to order in bulk or just something in retail as long as you have the money to pay for it.

One of the easiest things to purchase online are movies. You don’t need to pay for the shipping fee since it will be downloaded directly to your computer. The list of movies is virtually unlimited; you can watch any movies produced in any year. Even the lesser known movies are on the catalog in most of the movie sites that offer pay per download.

But these sites are not only limited to movies alone. These sites also feature TV series. As easy as you can download movies, it’s also easy to download TV series that you always liked. For people on the go, the ability to download these series and watch them at our own convenience is heaven sent.

When we have the ability to download TV series, we’ll be able to watch them anytime and how many times that we want. This advantage has been realized long ago, even before TiVo was introduced to the general public. Instead of letting your TiVo all the work of recording your favorite show or if you don’t have TiVo at your home, you can just go online and watch the show that you like anytime. After you download the series, you can just burn them and watch them with your friends in your very own home theater.

Now, it has even been made more convenient. There are lots of TV fanatics right now that are so busy they can’t just sit down in front of the TV to watch their favorite series. It’s now changed because of the PMPs (portable media players) that we can bring where ever we go. Instead of burning to DVDs after we download TV series, you can transfer the TV series to your iPod or any other media players that you can bring anywhere. While traveling you can catch up on the shows that you missed or even in your break time you can watch an episode or two.

With the ability to download TV series directly from video sites, it’s practically impossible to miss any single episode of your favorite TV series.

Using Twitter to Promote Your Silent Auction

If you are running a charity and haven’t started using the power of Social Media then it is time to get started. There are so many advantages to having a presence in Social Media that it would fill a book, but we are going to talk about that here, we focusing on just trying to promote your silent auction through using just Twitter, not even your Facebook Fan Page.

First thing to do is try to start the buzz for your silent auction event way before it is ever happening. Start with sending out updates to when the auction will be taking place. But the goal here is to try to keep it vague. You want to have a reason for your twitter followers to want to click on your link leading to your website. It isn’t enough to just put up that you have made a new blog post. It has be intriguing and make people almost not feel complete without clicking on the link in your tweet. For example you could do something of the following:

(Your Charity) gets involved with Elves, Turkeys & Lots of Wine, What is Going ON? (put the link here)

Now from this tweet it is hard to not be curious to what exactly you are talking about. It sounds so ludicrous, that to just let that tweet go on by is not going to be easy. Anybody would want to see what is going on with this. When the person lands on the weblink you included with the tweet you will want to take them to a page that is a blog post about your upcoming Christmas gala, where of course you will probably have Christmas decor, some turkey to eat and then of course a bar. Once they get to the page there is a sense of relief to finding out it is a silent auction. However it is a great idea to have people be placed on your charities mailing list to see about further information coming out soon.

Once people start to join your mailing list you can see if they can help you with getting items donated or getting them involved one way or another. The goal here is to develop the relationship through twitter and then move them to your mailing list, where they can keep up with all of the things you will be doing at your charity event.

Another way to use Twitter once you start getting items in for your silent auction is to tweet about the items that will be on display. This might encourage people to want to attend just so they can bid on that item. While at the same time it is giving your charity more exposure for the event, while still sending out interesting tweets and not just boring everyday news.

There are many other ways to really get your charity exposure on twitter for the upcoming silent auction but you will just have to get creative. One that seems to work really well is using the power of tweetpic and doing a kind of picture diary of the setting up of the event all the way to the end of the event and breaking it down. Doing updates every day or so, people will tend to wait for your tweets if this is the case, and pictures and videos have a lot better chance of being retweeted than say regular text will ever have.