January 5, 2015
By Stephanie West
In its ongoing commitment to providing cutting-edge training and continuing education for workers in the electrical design and construction industry, the IBEW Electrical Training Alliance has opened a new state-of-the-art training center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The new Electrician Training Academy at Knoxville is one of nearly 300 such electrical training centers located across the United States. These centers are funded by the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.The programs provide apprenticeships as well as opportunities for electricians to upgrade their skills.
The curriculum used in these electrical training programs are based on national standards established by NECA-IBEW – a joint management/labor project. The philosophy is simple – In order for this country's economy to continue to grow and thrive in a competitive global environment, we need the right people with the right skills. The NECA-IBEW centers have an excellent record of producing expert workers and engineers in the constantly changing field of electrical design and construction.
Justin Wojciechowski, a 4th-year apprentice in Knoxville , sums up the philosophy of providing an outstanding training program. Quality skills are a must so the jobs are the very best.