VICTORIA – A new workbook, Elementary Electrical: An Exploration of Currents and Volts, tailored for elementary and middle school educators, is now available in digital and print formats.
Developed by the Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) in collaboration with the Western Joint Electrical Training Society (Western JETS), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals 230, 993, 1003, and the Electrical Contractors Association of BC, it aims to introduce students to electricity and careers in electrical trades through practical classroom projects.
The workbook combines hands-on learning with tools from the electrical trade, focusing on core subjects like math and science as well as the applied design skills and technologies curriculum. Jordan Perrault, CFBC’s director of strategic initiatives, highlights the workbook is designed to be both educational and enjoyable, incorporating stories from industry professionals to give students a real-world perspective on electrical careers.
In a recent press release, Emilie Lane, program co-ordinator for the Western JETS, underscored the workbook’s potential to shift perceptions about trade careers. She emphasizes the need to challenge the notion that trades are a secondary career option, reinforcing the industry’s push towards equity, diversity and inclusion.
Elementary Electrical is a key part of a broader initiative that supports interactive lessons and celebrates the efforts of B.C.’s educators.
For educators interested in exploring this resource further, detailed information and digital copies are available on the Skills Ready website.