Amteck Electrical Contractor Apprenticeship Opportunity

Amteck is a commercial electrical contractor with headquarters in Lexington, KY, Dyersburg, TN, Louisville, KY & Greenville SC. This employer has contracts all over the nation, in particular Eastern US.  In our effort to address the shortage of trained/certified electricians, we are offering assistance for some WIOA eligible individuals who wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Those who successfully complete the two week training program could result in an immediate hire with Amteck, earning a staring wage of $12. per hour with the potential of earning as much as $70,000. per year. Once certified the possibilities are endless.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Drug Free (Test Required) However, this is a 2nd chance employer and will work with those who have had issues in the past.
  • Good Work Ethic
  • HS or GED
  • Team Player
  • Positive Attitude
  • Desire to Learn
  • Willing to Travel (Company Paid Expenses) – All jobs and opportunities with Amteck are travel jobs.

An orientation for a Free Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Training will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2017 at 10 am at the KY Career Center Jobsight, 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY. Pre-registration is required to attend the orientation by contacting Liz Jones, Employer Rep for LKLP. Call 606-436-3161 or email l.jones@lklp.net.


The training will begin in Lexington beginning shortly after the orientation day and will last for two weeks.  EKCEP will incur expenses for those that are WIOA eligible to attend the 2 week training time frame. The orientation is open for anyone who is interested in obtaining this certification and going to work for Amteck, not just those that are WIOA eligible.  A more local training setting could happen if we have enough interest and participation. More details will follow on this.

Carpentry and Electricity Students Build a Club Room for the ATC

Students from the Carpentry and Electricity classes at the Breathitt ATC are building a club room that will be used by the SkillsUSA, HOSA, and FBLA clubs to host meetings and other events. What was once a welding shop-turned-storage room is being transformed into a bright, cheerful space complete with a stage in front for the club officers to use during gatherings. To round out the venue, logos for all three clubs (SkillsUSA, HOSA, and FBLA) will adorn the walls and a new American flag will be proudly displayed.

Instructors Gene Booth and Kelly Clibern have been very resourceful during the project. The room is being painted with recycled, light gray paint. Additionally, a large portion of the lumber used to build the stage is left over from previous projects.

The room is desperately needed, as all three of the Tech Center’s student organizations have enrollments that far exceed the meeting space currently available. Work on the room is expected to be completed by the end of January.