The Electrical Alliance, in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26, participated in the 2017 Big Build at the National Building Museum in Washington DC on Saturday, October 14.
This year’s event involved more trade groups than ever before and the National Building Museum welcomed over 3,300 visitors throughout the day. Big Build provides children, ages 4 to 14, the opportunity to experience trades, crafts, and explore passions related to careers in the construction industry.
Several hundred children and their parents stopped by The Electrical Alliance and JATC booth. Members of RENEW, Local 26’s 18-35 year old group, and JATC staff conducted the in-booth activity. There they learned how a light switch works and helped instructors wire an electrical unit. It was great to see kids “light up” as they discovered the magic of electricity!