This Course is the Place to Learn it all!
Candels Electrical Estimating Training Academy offers Estimating 201 – Electrical Estimating Apprenticeship–a comprehensive course/apprenticeship that introduces the beginner estimator to the field of electrical estimating.
This is not just a course. It’s a real apprenticeship.
“Each student will learn the trade of electrical estimating and walk away with an employable skill set.”
This extensive course/apprenticeship includes classroom instruction PLUS one-on-one instructor training with access to all software used during the class.
Why You Need to Enroll
This extensive electrical estimating apprenticeship will move you in a forward direction. Each student will be able to complete a variety of take-offs independently in preparation to further advance his/her career in both estimating education and employment. Fill out the application form below or Download the information and application as PDF
What You’ll Learn
Basics – Estimating theory and process, the role of an estimator, types of bids and specifications from front-end to electrical and all related sections.
Quantitative Take-off – Counts, measuring feeders, specification review, and interpretation, setting up projects, vendor quotes for lighting, switchgear, fire alarm, and other required systems. Also includes estimating software such as PlanSwift, ConEst Intellibid, Accubid Pro and TurboBid, and how to deal with keyed notes which can be troublesome for some estimators. Assignments will incorporate taking off a variety of projects from start to finish.
Turning the Take-off into a Bid – This brings the take-off together with job expenses to result in a bid. Learn about elements of the bid recap including selecting the right vendor quote on bid day, labor rates, components of overhead, sales tax, bond, profit and more.
Bring it all Together – You will see how important a detailed take-off is: project management, purchasing. Why are relationships are so important–contractors, suppliers, associations. Where to find bid leads and whether you should bid at all.
Plus: To create a realistic competitive business environment, students will bid against each other using projects completed in class.
- Participate in each session.
- Be prepared for each session and complete all assignments.
- Each student will conduct several types of estimates as well as write corresponding proposals for each. Students will be required to complete current projects during class. Sessions are two hours each, plus student/instructor one-on-one training.
- Absence: Inform your estimating apprenticeship instructor before the start of the class and make arrangements for the class make-up. Failure to do so will be considered an unexcused absence. Three unexcused absences qualify for failure and forfeiture of tuition.
Have questions outside of class time? All instructors with the Electrical Estimating Apprenticeship are available M-F 8-5 to answer your questions or concerns. All instructors have extensive estimating and management experience.
Interested? Great! We need a minimum number of students, so do not delay in informing us about your interest.
Dates: June 5 – September 27, 2018
Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm EST
Instructors: Marc Candels, Linda Candels at Candels Electrical Estimating Training Academy
Required: Internet connection including speakers and microphone; a calculator; NEC Code Book (NFPA70)
Candels Estimating Training Academy
is the Only Place
to Participate in an Electrical Estimating Apprenticeship