Educating the next generation of our workforce and providing insight to the vast range of electrical industry career opportunities is a part of I.B. Abel’s commitment to community connections and to positively impacting our industry. While electricians, engineers, and linemen are the more outward-facing members of our team in the field, there are many individuals in a variety of other roles that serve our clients and contribute to a successful business in the trades; career opportunities in electrical construction include key roles in marketing, human resources, finance, logistics, project management, safety and quality, and more. These positions are just as important, and sometimes the greatest career opportunity is closer than one might think. It could be at a family-owned, local electrical contractor right here in York County.
This spring, the I.B. Abel EnABELher program sponsored the Women in the Electrical Industry Tour at our York, PA, office for Red Lion Area High School students in grades 9-12. EnABELher was established to empower women in our industry to drive innovative solutions and advance personally and professionally, and the tour helps others see what working in the trades could look like. More than 20 electrical construction professionals from I.B. Abel, York Electrical Institute, Capital Electric, and Schneider Electric came together to share their personal career journeys, how they started and what inspired them along the way, and more about the electrical pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs offered. Students had the opportunity to tour our operations and hear firsthand how many employees stayed open minded, explored opportunities, changed majors, and took chances – all of which led them to where they are in their careers today. Many evolved into their roles after realizing what they were passionate about, from working with people or working with numbers to graphic design and technology.
As an electrical contractor that has proudly served our industry for over 100 years, we provide solutions and value to our clients while being inclusive, diverse, and committed to our industry partners, employees, and community. We are a family-owned business, and our people are our greatest asset. See the career opportunities currently available or reach out to email@example.com to learn more about our competitive benefits, training and mentorship programs, and our culture.