The idea of Electrician U was born from a lack of availability of quality educational material, for electricians, on the web. There are tons of people teaching code classes, but nobody teaching electrical work, from the field. We sit and watch many traditional trade schools takes peoples money and not give any true value to the students, so something was needed to get education out to the people in need, without ripping them off.
We’ve also watched big trade institutions huddle up and keep out the people who need help the most, just to take care of their buddies who are “in the right crowd.” This US vs THEM attitude has created so much infighting and divisiveness in the industry for years. There’s been a chasm between old and young, service and construction, male and female, union and merit, and as a result – everything else you can imagine that could possibly be argued about. We need some new influences in our industry. Some positive people who care about others and want to affect positive change are needed in the space. Inclusiveness is the way forward, and it’s up to our generation to step up and lead by example.