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Entertainment Industry Power Technician
2 to 3 years
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Entertainment industry power technicians make sure big events have the proper sound and lighting. They organize, install, and supervise temporary power distribution systems for use in the entertainment industry. Their skills may be needed on film or television sets, during live performances or concerts, or during trade shows and other special events.

Certification Requirements
  • The Entertainment Industry Power Technician apprenticeship consists of 4,520 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 480 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 5,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.