Tag Archives: IBEW Local 573







Adam Connelly

IBEW Local 573 Pays Tribute to 2nd Year Apprentice, Adam Connelly


Adam Connelly, second year apprentice at IBEW Local 573 in Warren, passed away on Friday, November 4, following a car accident. “He was an all-around great guy,” said Mark Phillips, President and Organizer for IBEW Local 573, “a hard worker and great human being.” Connelly, 21, of Girard, had been working toward a career as […]

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Skilled Trades Expo boosts electrician apprentice recruiting efforts


Students from across the Mahoning Valley were tradespeople for a day at the Skilled Trades Expo on Sept. 21 and 22, learning hands-on and interacting with workers to learn about opportunities in the building and construction industry. NECA-IBEW Electricians were represented by the Warren and Youngstown training centers, current apprentices and representative contractors who introduced […]

Local 573 apprentice shares insight after making the jump from non-union contractor


Third-year apprentice James Tate is grateful he’s in a union apprenticeship. His story begins after college graduation. He earned a criminal justice degree. “I knew in that field I wouldn’t make the best salary,” Tate said. “I always liked to work outside, work with my hands.” Working a “desk job” didn’t sound appealing. “I didn’t […]

Brogan Kenneally works at an Ohio Turnpike site.

National Guard-to-electrician easy transition for second-year Local 573 apprentice


For Brogan Kenneally, making the switch from military life to full-time electrician has been smooth. The fourth-year apprentice served with the Ohio National Guard for six years, which coincided with his apprenticeship. Kenneally is currently working at University Electric in Youngstown. Easy balancing act “IBEW Local 573 was able to help me balance military obligations […]

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IBEW Local 573 volunteers power Cortland Street Fair


Energy in Downtown Cortland this past weekend was buzzing, and the community has IBEW Local 573 to thank. Since 2019, the union has volunteered time to help set up and energize the Cortland Street Fair. The latest one was held July 21-23. Mike Reed, a journeyman electrician with “Joe” Dickey Electric, led the process this […]

Local 573 apprentice has her eyes on the future


While giving different career paths a go, it was electricity that caused a lightbulb to go off for Grace Morrison. “During my life I’ve had a lot of different career experiences,” she said. Her background includes licensed cosmetology to customer service and management. “I wanted to do something that mattered,” Morrison said. She’s currently working […]

Keith Patton works in a lift.

Air Force Veteran and second-year apprentice sees parallels in military and electrical work


While he’s constantly working with his hands, Keith Patton also enjoys a challenge. The second-year apprentice with the Warren Electrical JATC is building on a foundation he established while in the United States Air Force from 2009 to 2017. While serving, Patton was an electrical and hydraulics airplane mechanic, troubleshooting issues on C-5s and C-17s. […]

An apprentice competes in the Ideal competition.

Competition brings out the best among local electrical apprentices


During friendly competition, apprentices and journeymen electricians vied for a chance to advance to the sunshine state and win some serious cash. A qualifying event for the Ideal National Championship was held at both the Youngstown and Warren JATCs involving members of IBEW Local 64 in Youngstown and Local 573 in Warren. At each, apprentices […]

Satterlee represents IBEW Local 64 at 25 Under 35 awards dinner


At just 30 years old, Scott Satterlee is being recognized for his role with IBEW Local 64. The electrical worker union’s business manager, along with colleagues and friends, attended the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 Under 35 awards dinner at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown as a nominee; the only building trades representative being honored. He’s […]

Union-led electrical apprenticeships give four-year degrees a run for the money


At a significantly lower cost and more time focused on developing a specific set of skills, local electrical apprenticeship leaders are explaining why skilled trades careers are the way to go. A national study analyzed 10 years of data and found that graduates of union apprenticeship programs can earn just about as much as a […]