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Safety Training Supports Local Construction Industry

The Electrical Alliance delivers clarity on standards to some of the area’s largest companies; has upcoming session

The Electrical Alliance is keeping safety a priority in the local construction industry by presenting the latest NFPA 70E trainings to some of the area’s largest companies.

The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between the Washington, D.C. Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26. It provides a three- or five-year accredited telecommunications or electric apprenticeship, and continuing for experienced journeyman electricians through its Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Vince Miller, Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA safety director and certified safety professional (CSP), recently presented two 70E training sessions for James G. Davis Construction (Davis) and Hitt Contracting.  He also provided Lockout-Tagout orientation to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

U.S. Department of Labor and German Embassy View JATC as Exemplary Apprenticeship Program

The German Skills Initiative visited local JATC facility to discuss development of training programs to address businesses’ needs today

The JATC’s apprenticeship program was presented to German officials as a model of a successful career training program in America.

On May 9th, representatives from the German Embassy, accompanied by officials from the State of Maryland and the Federal Government, held the Initiative’s work group at the Washington, D.C. Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) in Lanham, Md.

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