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The construction industry employs about __?__ of all workers in the USA.

5%

Lowering the prime interest rate can lead to increased employment?

True

The __?__ of construction workers is one of the most critical factors in shaping our economy and keeping it rolling.

Productivity

Which goods-producing sector of the economy of the USA is expected to continue to grow?

Construction

The construction industry is projected to expand by nearly __?__ annually.

10%

Over 10% of the total construction workforce is employed by electrical contractors.


True or false

True

From the list below, select three major reasons why quality Performance by skilled Electrical Workers is essential.


1. Reliable system is important to bank.


2. It ensures that Americans continue to have a high standard of living.


3. It keeps our country competitive.


4. It prevents a layoff.


5. Our nation runs on electricity.


6. UPS systems are limited to only one an hour.

It ensures Americans continue to have a high standard of living.


It keeps our country competitive


Our nation of runs on electricity

America may not only be facing a __?__ of labor, but it is also confronting a shortage of __?__ labor.

Shortage and skilled

From the choices below, which modern developments provide employment opportunities in the electrical construction industry for those who prepare for it?


Factory automation


Electronic innovations


Lasers


Fiber optics


Nuclear


Solar


Wind power


Smart house


Intelligent buildings


Superconductivity


Computerization


All of them

Of the thousands of electrical contractors who run Union shops in the US over __?__ percentage of them once worked at the trade

80%

From the list, select two things you must grasp to succeed in the electrical construction industry:


1. Striving to be a talented JATC instructor


2. Striving to become a technical expert in a single segment of the trade


3.striving to become a good union steward


4. Striving to be an asset to the electrical contractors who employs you


5. Technical know how

4. Striving to be an asset to the electrical contractors who employs you 5. Technical know how

The opportunity to succeed in the electrical construction industry exists as a result of a __?__ effort by the IBEW and the __?__.

Cooperative/ NECA

Why should The Apprentice learn to appreciate contractors and the responsibilities they have?

Because the apprentices future is directly tied to the contractor success or failure

List the five steps a contractor must take before going into business


1.arrange financing


2.have a college degree


3. Buy equipment


4. Have 4 to 8 years experience in the electrical industry


5. Hire supervisory and non-productive help


6. Join NECA


7. Obtain jobs


8. Obtain an adequate supply of skilled labor


Arrange financing


Buy equipment


Hire supervisory and non-productive help


Obtain jobs


Obtain an adequate supply of skilled labor


Of the steps a contractor must take before going into business, which step makes the IBEW possible?

Obtaining an adequate supply of skilled labor

What is labor to the contractor?


Select the three best choices:


1. Labor is a means which to get the job done


2. Labor is the public relations department of the business as far as the customer is concerned.


3. Labor can be the difference between profit and loss, success and bankruptcy.


4. Labor is not a cost burden on the project or job.


5. Labor Relations must be studied in college before one becomes a contractor and hires labor to work.


1. Labor is a means which to get the job done 2. Labor is the public relations department of the business as far as the customer is concerned. 3. Labor can be the difference between profit and loss, success and bankruptcy

Name for cost of business that are considered as overhead expenses.


Equipment, office


Financing


Obtaining jobs


Supervisory and non-productive help

The price a customer pays for a common electrical job is broken down into four major Financial categories. Select the correct for financial categories from the list below.


1.apprentice education


2. Health and welfare insurance


3. Labor


4.material


5. Overhead


6. Profit


7. Vacation and sick pay

Labor


Overhead


Material


Profit

Why is management vitally interested in apprentice and journeyman electrical worker training?

Contractors bids are less competitive with unqualified labor


Project labor costs increase with unqualified labor


Supervision is less productive with unqualified labor


Unqualified labor is a burden to a contractor

Select all that apply to correctly Answer the statement: as an IBEW electrician you should be:


1. A good sales representative for the shop


2. A good sales representative for union labor


3. A productive worker every day


4. Well trained in all phases of the trade

All of the above