Union Electrical Apprenticeship Programs in America Get a Boost From Schneider Electric in Materials and Funding, a Feature of

Union Electrical Apprenticeship Programs in America Get a Boost From Schneider 
Electric in Materials and Funding, a Feature of "Industry
Today" on Industrialinfo.com 
SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 --  Researched by
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Top-of-the-line
training is the single biggest reason that the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and its management allies in
the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) consistently
provide excellent work, keeping customers returning year after year. 
Maintaining the high quality of this training requires the right
equipment for students, and through a special Platinum Sponsorship
program, manufacturers get the opportunity to have students from
coast to coast be exposed to their equipment early on in their
educational development. That only makes the soon-to-be journeymen
electricians' or technicians' apprenticeship that much more valuable
on the job to the people who matter most: owners. 
Schneider Electric is one of NECA and the IBEW's Platinum Sponsors
taking advantage of this unique industry alliance. 
The NECA/IBEW training arm, the NJATC, constantly looks at ways to
improve its curriculum -- this is just another way they're evolving
to meet the market. A mix of classroom instruction and online
"blended learning," where future electrical workers complete some of
the class work and lectures via the internet, allows increased time
for hands-on experience in labs to work with actual equipment, such
as Schneider Electric's Square D load centers.  
In this edition of "Industry Today," get an up-close look into
Schneider Electric's manufacturing facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
You'll see the process of how the Square D load centers are
manufactured, starting from rolls of galvanized steel through the
final packing process to ship the units worldwide. 
ABOUT NECA: The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA,
has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion
electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and
communication technology to buildings and communities across the
United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the
industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards
IBEW: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide
variety of fields, including utilities, construction,
telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and
government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada
and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is
among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations. 
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