Mike, Welcome!! You may also want to see if there are any SolidWorks user groups in your area. Go to www.swugn.org and you can put your location in to see what is closest. If there is one close by, it would be a great place to meet up with current users and get advice. The forums are great, but for trying to get your foot in the door, nothing beats talking with SW users!
The electrical side of things has come a long way as well! The other thing you could do would be to find out who your local VAR (Value added reseller) is, and have them come in and tailor a demo for you.
Keep us posted!!