ELECTRICAL TRAINING ACADEMY
"WHERE GRADUATES GET CONNECTED TO THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR A CAREER"
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WHAT WE DO
Electrical “Bootcamp” Training Academy is a unique, accelerated and affordable pre-apprenticeship electrical program designed to supply ambitious workers to the future of the electrical industry. Plus, all graduates will receive an OSHA-30 certification.
Our program provides pre-qualified employees to industry leaders who are charged with finding the future qualified workforce.
WHY WE DO IT
We are in the midst of an Industry Labor Shortage as baby boomers are continuing to retire, therefore causing a high demand for skilled electricians.
Younger generations are being misguided that attending college is the best option to succeed, but the ETA Bootcamp Leadership Team understands college is not for everyone, thus providing a "Bootcamp" style program to help fill the enormous void in the electrical industry.
HOW WE DO IT
ETA Bootcamp accomplishes this with a strict recruiting process by accepting limited qualified applicants.
Ambitious people with great work ethic.
We train to the task - what an electrical industry leader needs and wants in a pre-apprentice.
We will help you to build an electrical guide book by graduation to be used for future reference.
Hands-on skills - Time-Sensitive - To beat the estimate!
We will help you to develop video resumes of specific electrical tasks showing the result of training to the task.
We are dedicated to mentoring all graduates to support them in their interviewing process with electrical industry leaders.
WHERE WE DO IT
Learn about your instructors and their years of experience.
Learn the details of our training process and what to expect when you apply.
Read the success of our instructors' previous students.
Learn about the partnering organizations who may hire you after you graduate.
WHO WE ARE
Director of Curriculum
Instructor / Trainer
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to stop by our website of the Electrical "Bootcamp" Training Academy, located in Clifton, New Jersey. I am Jimmie Bodrato, a 43 year 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 training pre-apprentices to the necessary tasks 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 and history so you better understand why I feel this is a necessity for our industry to train with a purpose.
After graduating high school, I attended Rockland Community College to study Criminal Justice. I thought college was the only path to success, but little did I know, college was not for me. I decided 3 years later 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 to the estimating office, and finally getting into the field. In my time at USIS, I was put into a position where I touched 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
Jimmie's Grandfather & Inspiration
Joseph Bodrato - born March 4, 1917 in Northvale, New Jersey. He was the son of Anthony, a construction worker, and grandson of Lorenzo, a school teacher from Italy turned into a craft stone cutter in the United States for employment. Joe had 3 brothers, in which he and 2 of his brothers were tradesmen and 1 a civil engineer. Joe’s life was long and full of many great moments and work was the way of life, after his family.
Before becoming a tradesman, Joe's first job was with his eldest brother Freddy, where they were sent away for $1 a day to pick strawberries from dawn to dusk, including three-square meals of fresh farm food and fresh milk. Although the work was laborious, the fresh food was superb - Joe’s greatest memory of that job.
America, please remember, we will honor 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...
Download Agreement Documents:
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
“Bootcamp” course is offers 2 sessions:
September-April and January-June
Either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm
Allows pre-apprentices to work during the day and learn at school at night
Trained to perform specific tasks
Timed to beat the estimate
Basic skills to use hand tools & recognize materials
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.
These are the organizations and leaders who will be looking to hire you, educate you, and develop you into model employees.
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...