The man behind the name
Mike Holt worked his way up through the electrical
trade from an apprentice electrician to a master electrician and
electrical inspector. In 1973, Mike was certified as an electrical
instructor and in 1975 became an electrical contractor. From their
inception, Mike's electrical classes were so successful, that by
1980 he stopped electrical contracting to completely devote his
time to electrical training.
Mike did not complete high school due to circumstances and dropped out after
completing 11th grade. Realizing that success depends on one's education,
he immediately attained his GED, and ten years later he attended the University
of Miami's Graduate School for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
Mike continues today to stay current in all aspects of his education. Because
of his education experiences, he understands the needs of his students,
and strongly encourages and motivates them to continue their own education.
Mike is nationally recognized as one of America's most knowledgeable electrical
trainers. He has touched the lives of many thousands of electricians,
inspectors, contractors and engineers. His dynamic and animated teaching
style is relaxed, direct and fun. Perhaps Mike's best quality is his ability
to motivate his students to become successful.
He is devoted to providing quality training aids such as seminars, videos,
books and software that enhances job performance, personal confidence
and career growth. The quality that sets Mike apart from the others is
his ability to motivate his students to become successful. Mike's experiences
as an electrician, inspector and contractor help him develop training
programs that the electrician understands and enjoys. His ability to take
the intimidation out of learning is reflected in the success rate of his
Mike has devoted his career to studying and understanding the National
Electrical Code, a foundation of the electrical industry. Researching
the NEC all these years and understanding its background has not only
made Mike an expert, but it has earned him the respect of his peers.
Companies and organizations across the United States and Mexico have
used his expertise in English and Spanish to help them pinpoint the exact
meaning of the NEC. In addition, his insight has been helpful in litigation
problems, where the exact meaning of the Code is necessary.
Mike is a well-respected author and developer of software, books and video
training programs. He has mastered the art of explaining the complicated
in a simple but direct style. His ability to simplify technical concepts
makes him one of America's most sought after speaker in the electrical
trade. His extensive use of illustration in all of his training programs
makes learning fun. His articles have been seen in numerous magazines,
such as Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M), CEE News,
Electrical Design and Installation (EDI), Electrical Contractor (EC),
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI News), The Electrical
Distributor (TED) and Power Quality (PQ) Magazine.
Since 1973, Mike has written or taught on practically every subject in
the electrical trade, from grounding and bonding, to estimating, to power
quality and low voltage systems.
AND INDUSTRY EXPERT
Companies across the United States have utilized the services of Mike
for in-house training and expert advice. His unsurpassed speaking ability
has encouraged companies such as ATT, IBM, Boeing; associations such as
NECA, IAEI, IBEW, ICBO; and government agency such as Mexico, U.S. Navy,
Grand Coulee Dam, etc. Mike's appeal lies in his ability to teach a variety
of subjects to individuals that have different degrees of expertise. He
even has taught the NEC to the Navajo and Ute Indians, and in Spanish