The Business Journal’s Jeremy Lydic wrote the following article about local electrical contractors in the latest print edition of the Business Journal:
As the latest energy-efficient technologies become the norm in construction plans, electricians must be knowledgeable about green products and techniques — and that begins with a solid grounding in education.
So says Thomas Travers, executive director of the Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The chapter is one of 119 throughout the country and serves “as the bargaining voice for management in collective bargaining agreements and handling workplace disputes” for its member contractors, Travers says. A major part of its mission is providing educational programs to its membership of 13 electrical contractors and other signatory contractors.
NECA works with IBEW locals 64 in Youngstown and 573 in Warren to run the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, a “very stringent, five-year program” for their apprentices. The program has both classroom and hands-on work at the training centers of both locals.
Click here to read the full story in the Business Journal.