In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level. If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work, but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Corpus Christi Electricity had a “soft” sales launch in the Corpus Christi market in 2007, which consisted of limited direct sales efforts such as participating at local fairs, festivals and entertainment events throughout the Corpus area (list of upcoming local events at the end of the release), including participating at BayFest the last two years, and tabling at Electricity Providers stores in Corpus. The company will soon step up its direct sales efforts in Corpus, including hiring local sales representatives and increasing its presence at local events and Electricity Providers stores. Additionally, to better reach Spanish-speaking residents, Corpus Christi Electricity has a dedicated-toll free number that is staffed by bilingual sales representatives, Energy Prices, as well as Spanish web pages on Power Company Near Me.