Get Paid to Become a

Journeyman Electrician 

Join Canyon State Electric's Apprenticeship Program

Balancing trade school with a full-time construction career can be challenging. Between work, homework, and life’s responsibilities, it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day.  

Don’t let your goals short out because you’re stuck between advancing your career and earning a living. You can get paid while you train to become a journeyman electrician at Canyon State Electric.  

An Electrical Apprenticeship that Prepares you to Lead 

Many electrical apprenticeship programs in Phoenix, Arizona will make you a journeyman electrician, but won’t give you the tools to meet your full potential. The curriculum at Canyon State Electric teaches leadership and holds students to a higher standard so they will go further in their careers. 

In addition to school, CSE’s apprentices are full-time employees, enjoying industry-leading pay, benefits, perks, and opportunities. More than students, our apprentices are valued team members who make a difference.  

Your Path to a Successful Electrician Career 


Attend one week of classes per quarter at CSE’s state-of-the art facility and complete coursework between classes


Work on one of CSE’s many job sites throughout the Valley to complete your on-the-job training (OJT) 


Get yearly pay increases as you advance through the four-year program, and graduate as a journeyman electrician 

Learn the Tools of the Trade 

Canyon State Electric’s apprenticeship program will equip you with a mix of practical skills and theoretical knowledge— everything you need to know to excel as a commercial journeyman electrician.  

  • Conduit Bending 
  • Cabling 
  • Blueprint Reading 
  • OSHA Standards 
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Crane & Scissor Lift Operation
  • Wiring 
  • Device installation 
  • NEC (Electrical Code) 
  • Communication skills 
  • Mentorship 
  • And More 

Meet Your Instructors

Learn from CSE's instructors who each boast decades of experience working as electricians and teaching the next generation.  

Sidney Hawkins, Director of Safety & Training 

Sidney leads and oversees the education, certification, and safety standards for all electricians at Canyon State Electric.

With over thirty years in the industry, he has taught and certified hundreds of electricians in OSHA-30, MEWP, CPR, NFPA 70E, Fall Protection, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and NCCER.

In addition to his role at CSE, he also leads the 4x5 Suicide Prevention Program as Program Director, spreading mental health awareness in the construction industry.  

Ted Rose, Lead Instructor

Ted provides hands-on education to all electrical apprentices at Canyon State Electric.

After working in the field as an electrician, he spent over 30 years as an electrical engineer with companies such as Intel, Electro-Test, and Cornelius Consulting Group. He also led his own engineering consulting firm, Rose, Sing & Associates.

Now, Ted has dedicated himself to passing on theoretical and practical knowledge to the next generation of electricians at Canyon State Electric. 

Canyon State Electric—

The Best Place to Work in Phoenix, Arizona 

When you start your apprenticeship at Canyon State Electric, you’re getting both a top-tier school and workplace. We place a high value on our team members, so we offer leading pay and benefits to help you live your best life. 

  • Industry-leading pay and annual bonus 
  • No-cost health insurance plan 
  • 401k with company match 
  • Vacation/PTO starting at 3 weeks per year 
  • Paid holidays— beginning immediately 

  • Tool and work boot programs 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Growth and advancement opportunities 
  • Stable, long-term career 
  • Team building events 

Learn more about life at Canyon State Electric on our careers page and see why we’ve been voted Best Place to Work in Phoenix, Arizona yearly since 2018. 

Prepare for your Career with Canyon State Electric’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program 

If you’re still in high school (not graduating in the upcoming spring semester), you can get a jump-start on your electrical career. CSE’s pre-apprenticeship program prepares you for the working world by teaching you practical skills that will allow you to earn more, faster.  

Get training on conduit bending, wire-pulling, device pre-fabrication, and installation during our 8-week summer program. It’s the best way to get ahead of your peers and become a journeyman even faster.  

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