Graduate Highlight - Steven Lowe
Did you know that America has an electrician shortage? In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 85,900 open jobs in the electrician field by 20241. The 2017 annual mean wage of electricians in Illinois was $61,010 to $81,600.2 Although our reliance on electronics— including HVAC systems for our homes and businesses—increases, fewer students are choosing this field for their future careers. Steven Lowe, a recent Rockford Career College graduate, decided to go against that trend.
“I chose the electrical technician program because of the diversity of fields you can go into,” says Mr. Lowe. “I am currently a full-time employee at a local heating and air conditioning company at Popular Grove. I love my job. I could not have gotten that job, I feel, if it wasn’t for my education here at RCC.”
Our accredited electrical technician program could be completed in as little as ten months so you could start your new career quickly. We offer hands-on training, career services resources, and even financial aid for those who qualify. Why wait to learn a new trade?
“This is a great opportunity for anybody, any of the programs that are offered,” Mr. Lowe says. “So, I encourage everyone, if they are thinking about continuing their education, to come down here and see the great admissions folks here at RCC. Take a tour of the campus and see if this would be a good fit for you. I’m sure it would be.”
We hope Mr. Lowe's story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the electrical technician program or one of the many other programs offered at Rockford Career College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.680.6682 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.
1 Shortage of Skills: Electricians. (2017, April 7.) Retrieved from https://www.career.org/news/shortage-of-skills-electricians
2 BLS (2019, February 5.) Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes472111.htm#st