The Washington, DC construction industry has added 120 new highly-skilled electricians to its roster. Saturday, June 7th marked the 68th annual graduation ceremony for the Washington, DC, Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) where graduates received their diplomas and became Journeyman Electricians after completing up to five years of rigorous training.
Education and Training
On January 6th, 23 students celebrated at a graduation hosted by End Hunger Calvert County. The training, developed and performed by the Washington, DC Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, was designed to prepare entry level workers for positions as trainees in the field of electrical construction. Additionally, the students are encouraged to use the program as a springboard towards the JATC’s Inside Wireman Apprenticeship program. The students completed a required 90 hours of intensive training spread out over 30 evenings.
The JATC helped present webinar on the vision for registered apprenticeship
The Office of Apprenticeship of the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) knows they can rely on the Electrical Alliance and its Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC) as an example of a quality training program.
This is why they were selected to participate in DoL’s webinar, “A 21st Century Vision for Registered Apprenticeship (RA): A Brighter Future for American Workers and Employers.”
The Washington, D.C. JATC is sponsored by the Electrical Alliance, a cooperative effort between the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26. The JATC offers a comprehensive three- or five-year accredited telecommunications or electric apprenticeship that includes intensive classroom and on-site work. Once completed, journeymen electricians are constantly provided with continuing education on new processes that readies them for work on state-of-the-art systems.
The Electrical Alliance will host two free sessions in conjunction with the 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention and Show in Washington, D.C.
The Electrical Alliance, a cooperative effort between the electrical contractors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA and skilled craftsmen of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26, has developed two educational sessions focused on 70E safety and NECA’s National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) program. These free sessions, presented by national industry experts, were designed to help building owners and managers, engineers, specifiers, and general contractors understand the latest trends and technologies in safety and quality installation. These events will provide industry enhancements that can add value to area construction projects, improve safety, and benefit the entire local electrical construction 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.
Certain Electrical Alliance electricians are knowledgeable about industry well before they enter their apprenticeship
All Electrical Alliance electricians engage in an intense five-year apprenticeship through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) to become journeyman electricians. Many make the decision to apply during or after high school, but some become acquainted with the industry long before they can apply to the program.