Hargett Academy

Our mission is to build a highly trained, safe and skilled work force by delivering quality and relevant programs from craft to managerial training.

"Excellence In All We Do."

In 2008, Starr Electric created a training entity within the company to manage and promote all aspects of training and safety. Hargett Academy is named after Philip R. Hargett, a tireless champion of training and safety, not only at Starr Electric but also in the electrical industry. Mr. Hargett, a long-time friend and employee, was president of Starr Electric from 2003 to 2010, when he passed away.

Apprenticeship is the heart of Hargett Academy and for decades has been the source of knowledge, skills, and abilities for Starr Electric employees. Starr Electric is an Accredited Training Sponsor with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), and we maintain two Accredited Training Units. Through our commitment to craft training, Starr Electric maintains one of the largest apprenticeship programs in the Carolinas.

Because training should not stop with an apprenticeship, we offer continuing education in craft and management topics. We believe that engaging employees with both new concepts and refresher skills is an important part of productivity.