Educating the Community About the Electrical Industry

The Electrical Alliance to Sponsor Instructive Activities at National Building Museum’s Big Build on September 21st

The Electrical Alliance and its Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) know that in order to build a strong community, you must contribute to it. This is why they are sponsoring activities at Big Build 2013.

The National Building Museum’s Big Build is a hands-on family festival that attracts more than 4,500 visitors annually and provides the opportunity for children to work alongside experienced artisans and craftsmen as they demonstrate skills. It introduces youth to a wide range of respected professions with interactive demonstrations, games, and activities, while educating them on the built environment.

Members of the Electrical Alliance and the JATC are hosting three educational activities at Big Build, where kids can install wire to light a bulb, bend conduit, and decorate light switch plates. Additionally, the JATC will display two solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station.

Kevin Burton, JATC assistant director, said, “It’s a priority for us to give back to the community as much as possible, as we recognize that volunteer work not only creates strong community bonds outside of the Electrical Alliance, but also internally. It will be great to be able to expose kids to alternative forms of energy, as they are a very important part of the present and future economy.”

The annual event is Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Visit to learn more.


The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA and skilled craftsmen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 26. Sponsored by the Electrical Alliance, the JATC offers three- and five-year tuition-free telecommunication and electrical apprenticeship programs. The Electrical Alliance and JATC are dedicated to giving back to the community.

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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.