JATC donated and installed photovoltaic (PV) system at high school to provide solar energy to the school and serve as an educational tool
The Electrical Alliance has tapped into its electrical expertise to support Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s education initiatives.
The Washington, D.C. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) donated and installed a PV system at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. Gov. O’Malley recently visited North Point to promote two education initiatives he proposed in this year’s budget, seeking a high-tech future of education and career readiness.
The JATC, sponsored by the Electrical Alliance, a cooperative effort between the Washington, D.C. Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, (IBEW) Local 26, donated and installed the system to provide solar energy to the school and serve as an educational tool.
The nine-panel PV array was installed by Crofton, MD-based T & B Electric Co., a member of Washington D.C. Chapter of NECA. The donation comes from a long-standing relationship between the JATC and the high school, beginning when they contributed a classroom to the facility in 2004.
Larry R. Greenhill Sr., vice president of IBEW Local 26 and Local 26 Minority Coalition president, said, “Our contractors strive for excellence and quality in their work. I feel a great sense of pride that they are able to aid the Governor on his quest of bettering our education system, all while adding to the benefits of their training.”
A high-tech future of education starts with the Electrical Alliance’s JATC. Electricians employed by Electrical Alliance contractors undergo a meticulous three or five-year accredited telecommunications or electric apprenticeship that includes intensive classroom and on-site work. Once completed, Journeymen electricians are constantly provided with continuing education on new processes that readies them for work on tomorrow’s systems. Learn more about the JATC at http://washdcjatc.org/.