One of the owners of Action Electric says he can’t train electricians fast enough.
Max Griffin says he currently has 15 apprentices. He says under the proposal unveiled this week by Governor Steve Bullock he would love to add up to 10 more. He says it would help meet the demand.
“Right now if you need an electrician, a journeyman electrician, try to hire one. It’s impossible,” he says. “There’s that big of a demand, that big of a shortage out there.”
The Billings-based business has an apprenticeship program with scholarships that pay 100% of the cost.