A Tradition of Intense Training

Electrical Alliance electricians mix of book smarts and hands-on experience deliver the region’s highest quality work

Searching for an electrical contractor who knows their stuff through intense education and thorough training? Look no further than Electrical Alliance contractors.

The electricians employed by Electrical Alliance contractors all undergo a meticulous three- or five-year accredited telecommunications or electric apprenticeship through the Washington, D.C. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). The apprenticeship includes both classroom and project site work. Journeymen electricians are also constantly provided with continuing education on new processes to ready them for work on tomorrow’s systems.

The JATC is sponsored by the Electrical Alliance, a cooperative effort between the electrical contractors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the craftsmen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26.

Each year, a new class of JATC apprentices makes its way from the classroom to the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area construction industry. In 2012, Electrical Alliance contractors welcomed 157 skilled graduates to the local electrical industry, to their companies, and to the projects in progress.

For more than 66 years, the JATC program has strategically armed apprentices with knowledge and diverse on-site experience to lead them through their professional career. During training, students are placed at multiple project sites such as the National Zoo and FedEx Field to do hands-on work and ensure skill comprehension in all facets of the electrical industry. These different scenarios present invaluable understanding that can be used on day one and carry through an electrician’s professional career.

“Graduates of the JATC have proven they have the skills, aptitude and perseverance to be experts in their craft. And then they continue learning to guarantee the highest quality and safest end product for contractors and building owners,” said Andrew Porter, Washington, D.C. NECA executive director.

Every semester, the JATC offers about 40 different classes for experienced electricians. Classes range from Conduit Bending refresher courses to training on the latest electrical systems like the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program.

“The Electrical Alliance contractors employ the best electricians in the area, because we produce the most highly skilled electricians by concentrated education and site work,” Porter added. “We strive for award winning caliber work and flawless end-products on every project.”

Whether an experienced electrician or one just beginning their career, electricians with Electrical Alliance contractors utilize their book smarts and leverage project experience to achieve a final result that everyone can be proud of.

To hire an Electrical Alliance contractor, visit www.electricalalliance.org.

About The Electrical Alliance
The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors and skilled craftsmen to provide quality products and services to customers and to set the standard for efficiency, productivity, and safety within the electrical industry. It is jointly sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local 26, IBEW. To learn more, visit News & Press or follow the Electrical Alliance on Twitter @dcelec_alliance.