LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - September 19, 2016) - Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com) announced today a continuation of its long-term partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) investing $2 million over the next five years in training and educational programs. These organizations formed The Electrical Training Alliance, a joint program aimed at training the best electrical workers in the industry. The pledge will develop programs leveraging the unique capabilities and resources of IBEW-NECA and The Electrical Training Alliance, including scholarships and tool endowments for apprentices.
The $2 million Double-Down pledge follows Klein Tool's original and highly successful 5-year "Million Dollar Pledge", which provided resources and support to IBEW-NECA and The Electrical Training Alliance training centers.
"We have doubled down on our commitment to support IBEW-NECA, The Electrical Training Alliance and apprentices across the country," said Mark Klein, co-president of Klein Tools. "Our original pledge was highly successful and we are motivated to do even more to help men and women who are working hard to enter this challenging industry. Our support of IBEW-NECA, The Electrical Training Alliance and apprentices ensures that students receive the necessary tools and hands-on training to have a successful career."
IBEW-NECA and The Electrical Training Alliance's training programs use classroom learning, interactive simulations and virtual exercises to efficiently prepare students for the industry. Students will now train with Klein Tool's high-quality professional-grade tools and materials to receive the highest possible educational experience.
For more information, visit our website at www.kleintools.com.
About Klein Tools
Klein is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc. Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.
About International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
A union of 750,000 members, the IBEW is the largest organization of electrical workers in North America. Our members work in nearly every part of the economy: construction, utilities, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroad and government. Formed in 1981, IBEW has earned the reputation as the oldest, largest and most professional electrical union in the world. For more information, visit http://www.ibew.org/.
About National Electrical Contractors Association
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the nationally recognized voice of the electrical construction industry, comprising more than 80,000 electrical contracting firms, employing over 750,000 electrical workers and producing an annual volume of over $130 billion in electrical construction. NECA contractors nationwide are involved in specialized construction work related to the design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems. For more information, visit http://www.necanet.org/.