How to Future Proof Your Career as a Network Cabling Specialist

March 14, 2022

The new normal. Social distancing. Contactless delivery.

The pandemic shook up areas of our everyday life pretty quickly, but it seemed our vocabulary was introduced to phrases even faster! Another phrase wasn’t as highly publicized but still held its importance in the workplace:

The idea of “future-proofing” your career.

It’s a concept around the proactive steps you can take today to open the door to new career opportunities down the road. Actions like cultivating new skills, continuing your education, networking, or exploring different aspects of the electrical industry.

Now, you might already be in a position where you actively do all these things but have you considered the long-term benefits of earning your professional certification, and what it can mean for your career growth?

Becoming a Licensed 631A Specialist Can Expand Your Career Potential

A career in network cabling is rewarding, challenging, and dynamic. And now, thanks to some incredible advancements in technology, the trade can be found everywhere, helping people in so many ways.

Becoming a Licensed 631A Network Cabling Specialist proves you have the knowledge and experience to handle every requirement within the trade. Now more than ever, employers need expert and reliable professionals to install their network systems, making it a highly sought-after license.

Employers hire licensed professionals for a trouble-free operation   

Building systems are becoming more complex. That’s why more employers are looking to hire licensed professionals because it limits their downtime while increasing their productivity.

Exciting new job opportunities will open up to you

Licensed 631A Network Cabling Specialists have the power to work on any job site. Whether it’s low-rise or high-rise residential buildings, state-of-the-art hospitals, industrial sites, or commercial buildings, you have all corners of the low voltage industry to tap into.

A broader skill set makes you a desirable worker

Employers are dealing with a talent shortage and struggling to find workers. But not just any workers – the highly qualified and well-trained ones. Employers want the job done right the first time, and Licensed 631A Network Cabling Specialists have the skills for every requirement.

Gain industry credibility

Professional certifications are incredible confidence and credibility builders. It shows that you’re a leader in the workplace. It also shows employers you are committed to your professional growth.

Getting certified to become a Licensed 631A Network Cabling Specialist is something you can start today that your future self will thank you for.

IBEW is Good for Workers – Especially During So Much Uncertainty

Workers’ lives and the health and safety of working families depend on their ability to access new job opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need to access workplace training, education, and professional certifications that can open up your career potential.

IBEW keeps up with technology through proper training

Whether it’s new work specifications, new equipment, new safety protocols, or new technology, IBEW invests in expanding your skillset in low voltage cabling.

IBEW members can move around or stay with the same contractor

The 631A Network Cabling Specialist License aligns with whatever your career goals are. If you want to move around, try new cities, explore new job sites or stay with the same contractor for your entire career, you have the power to make it happen.

While we can’t predict the future, we can invest in ourselves today to set ourselves up with options and security for tomorrow. Taking the 631A Network Cabling Specialist exam is the first step in doing that. Contact us now to take the next step in your career.

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