Inside Wireman valedictorian, Adam Harrison posing for picture after recieving award, next to two collegues

175 Graduate from JATC; Valedictorian Shares Personal Story of Success

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.”

Read Adam’s full story and learn more about the JATC graduates.


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