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I have worked as an electrician since October 1986 starting as an apprentice,

completing The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training

requirements in May 1991. I passed the State of MI Journeyman exam in March 1991,

and passed the State of MI Master’s exam in September 1993.

 

While working as an electrician I have worked in all phases of new and remodel work

in industrial, commercial and residential installations.

 

I have worked as an Electrical Inspector and Plan Reviewer with the City of Wyoming from

June 1997 until my retirement in January 2020. I currently do part time inspections for the City

of Holland and Holland Charter Township. I have served as President of the Michigan

Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors from 2014 through 2016 and

am currently the chair of the Western Michigan Electrical Inspectors Association. 

I have taught as an adjunct instructor at Grand Rapids Community College from January 1996 to 2014, and from 2020 to the present, where I taught Michigan Electrical Code & Michigan Residential Code (including Public Act 407 (The Skilled Trade Act) and Public Act 230 (The State Construction Code Act) along with the rules promulgated from the laws, Blue Print Reading and Electrical Theory, and National Electrical Code in both the Job Training Program and the Apprenticeship program.

 

I completed classes for my apprenticeship training at Grand Rapids Community College and have taken electrical classes through Michigan State University, have attended several classes and training seminars in the proper installation procedures of electrical equipment. Also I have attended classes and seminars in Electrical Code, Plan Review procedures, Communications and State of Michigan Administrative Rules. I have attended seminars and classes through Grand Rapids Community College in teaching techniques and communication skills and in 2001 took the required training and passed the examination to become certified as an Electrical Instructor by The National Center for Construction Education and Research.

 

In 2005 I completed the Train the Trainer Program from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and am a recognized instructor to be able to teach their programs for National continuing education units at their seminars.   

BOB HOEKWATER
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