A bill allowing licensed electricians to supervise two apprentices at a time instead of just one was signed into law by Maine Governor Paul LePage on 4-19-12. In addition, the law also removed the fee required for students to get a helper’s license when enrolled in high school or college electrical programs. The intent is to attract more young people from Maine to enter electrical careers. So the economy isn’t as bad if you are an electrician?? That’s right. With automation, we are really seeing growth in trained skills. If you can push a button or carry loads, you might not have a job, but if you can fix a robot, you are in HIGH demand.