Local Kids Install Electrical Wire at Big Build

Area children bent conduit and decorated light switches with the Electrical Alliance

The Washington, D.C. Electrical Alliance gave local kids a hands-on glimpse into the career of an electrician at National Building Museum’s Big Build on Saturday.

Members of the Electrical Alliance and its Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) sponsored two booths where kids installed wire to light a bulb, bent conduit and decorated light switch plates.

The free annual event took place on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the National Building Museum and had record attendance of 4,550. Big Build introduces Washington, D.C. area boys and girls to a wide range of respected professions with interactive demonstrations, games and activities, while educating them on the built environment.

The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors of the Washington, DC Chapter of NECA and skilled craftsmen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 26. Sponsored by the Electrical Alliance, the JATC offers a three and five year tuition-free telecommunication and electrical apprenticeship programs. Visit the Electrical Alliance on Facebook to learn more and view more photos from Big Build.

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.