New Delaware Requirements Could Put Some Electricians Out of Job

Jun 19, 2012

Beginning June 30th an electrical contractor in Delaware must be a state licensed electrician.

This means that workers will have to complete an apprentice program.

Bryan Warren, a licensed electrician in Milford, told WBOC-TV that he has a couple of workers who have been in the field for 20 to 30 years.

But he said they could be facing unemployment because of the paperwork.

Delaware’s electrical contractors were first notified of the change in February.

Apprentices must be 18 years old and must be enrolled in or have completed a program at a vocational school.

Warren told WBOC this eliminates summer jobs for college or high school students who want to learn the trade.