[social_links icons_boxed=”” icons_boxed_radius=”4px” icon_colors=”” box_colors=”” tooltip_placement=”” rss=”” facebook=”” twitter=”” instagram=”” dribbble=”” google=”” linkedin=”” blogger=”” tumblr=”” reddit=”” yahoo=”” deviantart=”” vimeo=”” youtube=”” pinterest=”” digg=”” flickr=”” forrst=”” myspace=”” skype=”” paypal=”” dropbox=”” soundcloud=”” vk=”” email=”” show_custom=”no” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][one_fourth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”” sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][checklist icon=”fa-check” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”small” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=”fa-arrow-right”]Passion for apprenticeship![/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-arrow-right”]Passion for technology[/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-arrow-right”]Ridiculously good looking![/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-arrow-right”]In the trade for over 20 years![/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-arrow-right”]Teaching for close to 10 years![/li_item][/checklist][/one_fourth][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Who am I?[/title][fusion_text]Hey!

My name is Chad Flinn and I’m the main guy behind the Electric Academy- A blog dedicated to making Electrical education fun and interactive.

I’m an instructor at an electrical apprenticeship program in Vancouver Canada. I hold my red seal ticket as an Electrician and have a diploma as an Instructor. First and foremost I am a family man, husband to my wife Joanie and father to my three kids: Bodhi, Alex and Kate.

My story

It has always been a dream of mine to teach. While attending university I had amassed a sizeable student loan debt. I decided that I was going to take some time off of school and get a job to pay down those student loans. That job turned into 4 years of an apprenticeship as an Electrician and finally my journeyman ticket.

That ticket lead me up north to the oilsands of Alberta to make some big money. I made some great money, met some great people, and had some amazing experiences in Fort McMurray but I missed my family back down south in British Columbia. I started looking for work closer to home.

I found an ad online for a school looking for an electrical Instructor. I applied, went through the interview process and was hired. I felt like I had won the lottery!

Here I am years later and I still feel that way! I have no doubt that I am where I am supposed to be in my life and doing what I am supposed to be doing.

Why The Electric Academy?

Going through University and trades school school did not feel safe for me ( and I know a lot of you can relate to this feeling). If I couldn’t understand a concept I would have to fight through it on my own or with the help of fellow students.

The goal of The Electric Academy is to provide a safe place for students in the Electrical apprenticeship program. A place to have your questions listened to and answered. Through tutorial videos and blog posts I will provide you with a resource to help you on your journey.

I will share with you how I see the concepts and math behind electrical theory. I like to strip away all the fluff and big words and get down to the basics behind each concept.

Thanks for taking the time to find out a bit about who I am and what I am about and I hope to see you on the blog sometime.[/fusion_text][/one_half][one_fourth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Check me out on Social media[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”” sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][social_links icons_boxed=”yes” icons_boxed_radius=”4px” icon_colors=”#1e73be” box_colors=”” tooltip_placement=”” rss=”” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/1463905247258503/” twitter=”https://twitter.com/@chadhflinn” instagram=”https://www.instagram.com/flinnagin/” dribbble=”” google=”” linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/in/chad-flinn-2376b156?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic” blogger=”” tumblr=”” reddit=”” yahoo=”” deviantart=”” vimeo=”” youtube=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRm79BcxKhOWRj6CQAB_Cqg” pinterest=”” digg=”” flickr=”” forrst=”” myspace=”” skype=”” paypal=”” dropbox=”” soundcloud=”” vk=”” email=”” show_custom=”no” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][/one_fourth]

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