Since 2008, the Washington Building Congress (WBC) has inducted up to five craftsmen each year into its Hall of Fame. According to the WBC, “The Hall of Fame provides a prestigious way to permanently recognize the “best of the best” in our industry.”
In 2016, Edeline Rhodes, an electrician for Electrical Alliance contractor Power Solutions, LLC, was inducted into the WBC Hall of Fame. Rhodes has won ten prestigious Craftsmanship Awards during his career.
The WBC has been honoring the workers who have built the Washington, DC region with Craftsmanship Awards since 1956. Since then, more than 14,400 craftsmen have been recognized on more than 3,000 projects.
See the video that honors Rhodes and the two other craftsmen who were inducted into the WBC Hall of Fame.
Learn more about the awards won by Electrical Alliance craftsmen.
By Kevin Burton, NECA/IBEW Local 26 JATC Assistant Director
The Electrical Training Alliance (formerly known as the NJATC) launched a Code Challenge competition in February. The challenge was designed to be facilitated by instructors during classroom time. Nine apprentices decided to take the challenge.
AA4 Jessica Hitt took the leadership role and assembled a team that included Lonnie Adams, Gerard Andrews, Nicole Griffith, Maikil Herndon, Prentise Hicks, Andrew Jewett, Ghedolom Kiros and James Reid.
During the month of April these students coordinated their schedules in order to meet three-six hours a week at the JATC computer lab to participate in the challenge.
Needless to say, they won, beating Local 3 in the final round! A total of 88 teams participated. For their efforts, they win an all-expense paid trip to the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas in June.
Our apprentices rock!
Learn more about the Code Challenge and the Washington, DC JATC.