I have been an electrician for 3 yrs had to leave it for personal reasons, I tried to get back in but have been unseccussful.
I have grown weary of trying to apprentice for compulsy trades since companies want you indentured or if they do hire you they won't register you as apprentice, so I have been thinking of other forms of construction that are not compulsory. Framing, cabinate, concrete, flooring, etc.
I am not afraid of learning new things and anything I don't know I always look up information to try and understand it, or ask several professionals.
Yes, it is a tough one to be in the trades and starting out.
However, the way you like to learn is how I started out .A curious mind and intelligent investigation go a long way.
Main advice I have for you is to focus on something that really turns your crank ! If you love what you do, then that is a wonderful place to be !
Also, if you specialize in a particular area , you are likely to find more business than you would if you are a jack of all trades.
IF I was you, with the electrical experience you have, would be to look into Alternative energy installations such as Solar Panels, Hydro turbine installations and wind turbines.
Things may be slow in these industries now, but in time they have to flourish and become more main stream as the world can not continue to run on a finite energy source !
Best of luck,
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