Chapter Corner

Dan Endris

Professionals in the Electrical Contracting Industry

Is an electrician a professional? That question has been swirling around for the past few months as we challenge the thinking of the Departments of Education and Labor. For the past few years, one of the initiatives in high schools is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). STEM programs feed students into fields of study that are considered professional. Many of these programs are college programs. I believe that an electrician is a professional and a professional occupation.