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Where Industry Leaders Come to Find the Best Pre-Apprentices!

Limited Seats Available (DON'T WAIT)

 
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SEPTEMBER 2023 PROGRAM
WELCOME TO ELECTRICAL TRAINING ACADEMY
"WHERE ALL GRADUATES GET CONNECTED TO THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR A CAREER" 
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Apply now for the Joseph Gregory Fernandez Memorial Scholarship

Joe was smart, funny, sincere, kind, a generous son and brother, and a loyal friend. 

 

He truly loved the electrical profession, and worked hard at every task he was assigned. Joe had an amazing work ethic, was a fast learner, and always helped others during his classes and on job-sites. He became a mentor, and friend, to all he worked with. 

Joe's sense of humor, and sincerity, will be missed by everyone he met. 

Joe was a graduate of Northern Valley Old Tappan High School and attended the University of Rhode Island.

The Joseph Gregory Fernandez Memorial Scholarship covers the full tuition of ETA for one student. The scholarship is only offered for our September sessions.

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NOW OFFERING... Financing through Student Loans

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*Contact Jimmie (845-220-7235) before applying*

  • Skilled based education loans

  • Loans are not exclusively based on FICO score.

  • Looks at merit data like academic or military experience, to enhance credit evaluation.

 

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WHAT WE DO

The Electrical “Bootcamp” Training Academy was designed to train pre-apprentices to become efficient and productive early on in their employment in the electrical industry. Our Program is fast, affordable, and supplies ambitious workers to the future of our industry. All graduates will receive an OSHA-30 certification as part of our training.

WHY WE DO IT 

We are in the midst of an Industry Labor Shortage - Baby boomers are retiring and the younger generation are being misguided that college is the best option to succeed. The Leadership team at E.T.A. Bootcamp can understand that college is not for everyone, and we would like to provide a Bootcamp style program to help fulfill the enormous void in the electrical industry. Our program provides pre-qualified employees to the industry leaders who are charged with finding the future qualified workforce.

HOW WE DO IT 

We accomplish this with a strict recruiting process by accepting limited qualified applicants.

  1. Ambitious people with great work ethic.

  2. Train to the task - What an electrical industry leader needs & wants in a pre-apprentice. 

  3. Build an electrical guide book for future reference.

  4. Hands-on skills - Time-Sensitive - To beat the estimate!

  5. Video resumes of specific electrical tasks that show the result of training to the task.  

  6. Assist, guide, mentor, prepare, and cultivate, which will help our industry leaders in their interviewing process. 

WHERE WE DO IT 

Our school's address is 380 Allwood Rd. Clifton, NJ, 07012

LEARN MORE

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About Us

Learn about your instructors and their years of experience.

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Training Concept

Learn the details of our training process and what to expect when you apply.

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Success Stories

Read the success of our instructors' previous students.

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Trusted Partners

Learn about the partnering organizations who may hire you after you graduate.

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About

WHO WE ARE

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Jimmie Bodrato

Owner/Instructor

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Michael Connor

Instructor

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to stop by the website of the Electrical "BootCamp" Training Academy, located in Clifton, New Jersey.  I am Jimmie Bodrato, a 40 year plus veteran of the construction industry and I’ve watched the training process consistently disappear. I would like to see the training process get turned back around to its original roots for the future of the electrical construction industry to survive!

 

With that being said, I have created a BootCamp style training academy that trains pre-apprentices to the tasks that are necessary to provide value to our great electrical industry. I am a father of three children and a master electrician in New York and New Jersey. I would like to share my work experience & history so that you better understand why I feel this is a necessity for our industry to train with a purpose.

After graduating High school I chose to attend Rockland Community College to study Criminal Justice. I thought college was the only path to success, little did I know, college was not for me. 3 years later I decided to join the workforce and applied for an electrical apprentice job at USIS where I met Jimmie Bodrato. I spent the next 6 years of my career there and learned to love our craft. I started the apprenticeship program while working in the warehouse, then moving on to the estimating office, and finally getting into the field. In my time at USIS I was put into a position where I touched on everything to get the job done. Estimating, purchasing, prefabrication, installation, and project management. In summary, college is not for everyone and the electrical industry has a lot to offer and I certainly am a product of that. 

OUR INSPIRATION, BORN 1917

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Joe Bodrato

Jimmie's Grandfather & Inspiration

Joseph Bodrato, born March 4, 1917, in Northvale, New Jersey, son of Anthony (construction worker) and grandson of Lorenzo a school teacher from Italy turned into a craft stone cutter in the United States for employment. Joe’s life was long and full of many great moments and work was the way of life after his family. Joe's first job was with his brother Freddy. The two of them being the oldest of four boys in which three out of four were tradesmen one was a civil engineer. Fred and Joe for one dollar a day were sent away to pick strawberries from dawn to dusk they were given three square meals of fresh farm food and fresh milk, this was Joe’s greatest memory of that job.

America, please remember, we will bring back the greatest generation in our country‘s history by bringing back the roots of building with honor and pride in training the future of our country

Thanks again to my grandfather for a lifetime of education in the trades...

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OUR INSPIRATION

TRAINING CONCEPT

  • Modular Style Training

    • A module is 3 hours, 2 nights a week. After every 3 modules, you will be tested on your knowledge of the curriculum. 

    • Micro-Learning lessons within the module include:

      • Repeating Short Bursts of Information​

      • Reference Guide for Future

      • Videos of tasks 

      • Gamification

    • “Bootcamp” course will be conducted from September through May. Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    • Allows pre-apprentices to work during the day and learn at school at night. 

  • Hands-on Skills:

    • Trained to perform specific tasks 

    • Timed to beat the estimate

    • Basic skills to use hand tools & recognize materials

  • Our Agreement

  • Video Resumes (Saving Valuable Interviewing Time)

    • Each student will create a video resume to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to the industry leaders who are in need of talented pre-apprentices.

Training Process

TRUSTED PARTNERS

​These are the organizations and leaders who will be looking to hire you, educate you, and develop you into model employees.

Click this link to see local Apprenticeship programs. 

*Search has been pre-defined for the local area.

Click this link to see New York Apprenticeship programs. 

*Search for "new york city electrician" and "mid-hudson electrician"

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A note about ETA from Mark Breslin, CEO of Breslin Strategies:

“ETA Bootcamp is a solid foundation for our next generation. They find out quickly if they’re cut out for the commitment of the trades.”

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Principal Mark Thea is a strategic partner of Electrical Training Academy

TRUSTED PARTNERS
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Success Stories

SUCCESS STORIES

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Will Tedesco

Electrical Estimator

Nelson Morales

Electrical Supervisor

I started working at age 16, working in a warehouse over the summers until I graduated from Marist College. From there I worked at an advertising agency in NYC for a year, but it was not for me. I got a call from...

As a young man I knew I wanted to work with my hands but I wasn’t sure what trade I was going to get into. I started working in my family's masonry business for a while but I wanted more. I applied for an electrical job...

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CONTACT US 

Our school's address is 380 Allwood Rd. Clifton, NJ, 07012

CONTACT INFO

(845) 220-7235

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