A partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 and the Edison Academy Electrical Construction and Engineering (ECE) program was signed recently in an effort to help provide students with resources and career experiences.
The program hopes to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in the electrical field. IBEW Local 26 donated $10,000 in materials and resources for the electrical classroom at Edison Academy allowing students to practice and perfect their skills.
Ramiro “Butch” Ramos, president of Local 26, visited the Academy on October 6, 2014 along with Michael Mock, Electrical Alliance vice president for industry development and Kevin Burton, assistant director for the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) to discuss the agreement.
The agreement hopes to produce internships, a path to apprenticeship and employment, guest lectures, donations of resources and more.