In June, the Washington, DC Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) celebrated the accomplishments of 175 apprentices during its 70th graduation ceremony. The apprentices completed years of rigorous training in order to work on the latest technologies in electrical construction.
Inside Wireman valedictorian, Adam Harrison, achieved an average of 96.58% and perfect attendance over five years. He shared his journey with fellow graduates:
“At the end of 2008 after the economy crashed I was a high school drop-out and a residential carpenter who was out of work. I had no benefits, no retirement, and no future…I got accepted into the Apprenticeship Program at the age of 32. I saw this opportunity as a “last chance” to be able to do something with my life.”
By Michael Mock, Vice President Industry Development, The Electrical Alliance
Philadelphia, long known as the City of Brotherly Love, is gaining a national reputation as a hub of cutting-edge energy and sustainability because of the research being conducted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. While no longer an active military base, the Navy Yard is buzzing with some of the most innovative findings on energy efficiency technology in the country.