The power outage that hit parts of Washington, DC and surrounding suburbs in April served as a reminder of how fragile our power grid can be and how dependent we are on uninterrupted electrical service. Losing your lights may be a hassle, but losing valuable data can be an economic disaster.
While the idea of protecting against power outages is not new, microgrids take the concept of protecting against power disruptions to the next level.
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (JATC) celebrated the graduation of 110 apprentices and residential wireman on June 6, 2015. The graduates completed a rigorous electrical training program to become Journeyman Electricians.
Of the 110 graduates, 88 students graduated from the JATC’s five-year Inside Wireman apprenticeship program. Graduates from this program completed over 800 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of supervised on-the-job training. In addition, two students graduated from the three-year Telecommunications program and became technicians. And lastly, 20 Residential Wireman completed the Residential program and were upgraded to Inside Electrical Journeyman.