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Steve Arne

Training Director

AETech Electrical Training Center

Rapid City, South Dakota

Steve Arne has worked as an electrician, electrical contractor, and electrical instructor for 40 years. Nineteen years of his career were spent as a teacher and department head in post-secondary education. Since Steve retired from Western Dakota Tech in 2003, he has provided industry-direct training specializing in continuing education Electrical Code classes and Electrician Exam Preparation classes for Journeyman and Master's level exams. In 2012, Steve and Deb's son Ryan returned to Rapid City SD to help Steve expand his training business at AETech Electrical Training Center to include a 640 hour full-time day-time Apprentice Electrician Training Program, as an alter native to 2-year Technical School programs. Steve is currently a Board Member of the SD Electrical Commission and serves on the State and Local Chapter Boards of the SD Electrical Council, and is serving a term on the Board of Directors of his Church.

Steve worked with Mike Holt as a technical editor and video team participant beginning in 2002, and uses Mike’s books in his classes. He is very thankful to have been associated with an industry leader like Mike who provides excellent training products to help students progress in the electrical industry, and has a real heart to help others.

Steve and his wife Deb live in Rapid City, South Dakota where they’re both active in their church and community, and love to spend time with their children and grandchildren. Most of all, Steve and Deb both strive to put God first in their lives and in their home and in their relationships. They value relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and everyone they encounter. It is their desire to build relationships, not just conduct business..

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Ryan Arne


Ryan Arne, Instructor of the Apprentice Training Course has been in the Electrical Industry since 1990.

Ryan received his Electrical Apprentice license at age 14, assisting his father Steve Arne on the weekends with Residential and Commercial projects. Ryan received his Associates degree from Western Dakota Votech fueling his passion for the Electrical CODE.

He pursued his career as an Electrical Forman and Superintendent on Public and State Commercial Electrical jobs in Southern California. As a Foreman Safety is #1 for all of his Apprentices and Journeymen.

As the Industry grew; so did Ryan. Receiving his Electrical Contractors License in California serving Residential customers from those who needed a Service Call up to Custom Homes. Commercial work included Tenant Improvements, Tilt Ups, Industrial Motor Control, and Build Design. Green Technology was integrated into his Designs from Solar Energy to LED retrofit.

From Apprentice to Master Electrician, Ryan brings the element of “Hands On” and a Passion for the Electrical CODE to AETech Electrical Training Center.

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