Congratulations to Jon-Paul Teutschel, Low Voltage Apprenticeship Program graduate and Salutatorian of our Northern California 2018 class!
He was connected with an electrical contractor through a friend, and chose WECA for his apprenticeship after hearing positive reviews through several friends and coworkers. He decided to pursue low voltage because he was drawn to the technical aspect of the trade. Now, he states, "I'm not in debt, and I can use the knowledge I've attained directly after learning it in the classroom." JP is now able to continue to develop his career, without college debt! He adds, "WECA also prepares us well to take our licensing exam....Everyone's been so helpful--thank you, and keep up the good work!"
JP recommends that in the classroom, "It's important for apprentices to always keep learning, keep an open mind, and work as hard as you can. There's always something new to learn." JP speaks very highly of Apprenticeship Instructor Steve Kappes, stating "His field knowledge is extensive--I have always been able to ask him questions I have about working in the field." JP worked primarily with WECA Member Contractor Johnson Electronics during his apprenticeship.
JP invites other apprentices to "learn as much as you can, ask as many questions as you can, because this is the best time for it. It's a team effort--I worked to share with my fellow apprentices and listen to them in return."
Congratulations again, JP! we look forward to hearing about your success in the future.