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    Robert Gianfrancesco


    David Santos 


    Don Etheridge


    The Electrical department at Providence Career and Technical Academy will prepare students for colleges and careers by using the latest technology and working with local employers and post-secondary partners to emphasize good work ethic and morals, while instilling the need to be lifelong learners and contributing members of society. The PCTA Electrical department is a state of the art program with the latest technology and tools, preparing students for entry into the electrical workforce and post-secondary success. Working with families, employers, and the local community to help guide today’s students to well-paying careers and allow for industry to have access to well-rounded applicants for high-paying positions. 

  • Local Collaborations:

    Roger Williams University


    Building Futures RI

    IBEW LU 99

    New  England Institute of Technology 

    Tops Supply 

    Crown Electrical Supply


    Certifications Earned: 

    Ladder Institution

    Ramset Powder Actuated Tools  

    OSHA 10 Certification

    First Aid & CPR Training

    HBI Core & Electrical Certification 

    MC3 Certification


  • PCTA Senior Electrical Student, Adrian Leon, was honored on April 19th, 2023 as being one of the top five Electrical students in RI and Southeastern MA by IAEI - Roger Williams Chapter. IAEI stands for International Association of Electrical Inspectors.  



  • Career Pathways  


    Direct Entry into the workforce:

    • Electrical Apprenticeship

    • Electrical Material Delivery Person

    • Electrical Supply & Distribution 

    • Solar Installer Apprentice

    • Tele/Data Apprenticeship

    • Electrical Line Worker Apprenticeship

    • Fire Alarm Apprenticeship

    • Electrical Maintenance Apprenticeship

    • Electric Boat Electrical Trainee 


    Post-Secondary Associates Degree, Certificates and Licensure

    • Associates Degree Electrical Technology

    • Journeyman/woman Electrician

    • Electrical Contractor / Master Electrician

    • Electrical Line Worker

    • Solar Installer 

    • Wind Turbine Technician

    • Tele/Data Technician

    • PLC Programming Technician

    • Fire Alarm 

    • Electrical Maintenance  

    • Electric Boat


    4 year + University Degree

    • Electrical Engineer

  • Career Outlook


    For information on Electrical Technology career outlook, click HERE:



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    If you read nothing else, read “Dark by 2050” and it will open your eyes to the Outlook of the Electrical Industry and the immediate need for Electricians.


    Here is just a small sample from the research paper of how many Electricians will be needed by 2030.


    “224,000 MORE ELECTRICIANS NEEDED BY 2030 We analyzed the average electrician Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) required for the installation of each solar/wind project, charging station, and heat pump, and the annual average installations required, and extrapolated out the need for additional electricians above and beyond the best case scenario of current electricians. What we found was a need for 224,737 additional electricians in the workforce by 2030, and 246,593 additional electricians in the workforce by 2050, to achieve the new construction requirements of the Clean Energy Future Workforce Scenario. Table 3.2 describes the electricians required for the installation by sector, as uncovered by our analysis. Adding on to the current workforce, the Clean Energy Future Workforce Scenario would require a total of 994,000 electricians in the workforce by 2030, and to maintain that level consistently through 2050.”