NECA-IBEW Electricians in Action

Job shadowing provides hands-on learning for those exploring electrician apprenticeships

As Baby Boomers are retiring, careers in the skilled trades are in greater demand. Schools and guidance counselors are recognizing this and communicating with students that college isn’t the only pathway to a steady career. And locally, there is an influx in the number of students interested in the electrical trade. To highlight the local […]

Faces of the Trade: Victor Flowers

When Victor Flowers looks back at his first day as a commercial electrician apprentice, he can’t help but crack a smile. “On my first job, I had to use what we call a triple-nickel to bend rigid pipe,” Flowers said. “You don’t learn that until your second year [in the apprenticeship], but my first day […]

National broadcast segment highlights “Joe” Dickey Electric, IBEW Local 573’s work at GM Lordstown

“Joe” Dickey Electric and IBEW Local 573’s work on the massive GM Lordstown solar array is featured on the national NECA-IBEW organization’s “Electric TV” online broadcast. View the segment by clicking here. A film crew was in town last month producing the 4-minute feature story, where it interviewed several local individuals involved in the project. […]