SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

October 29, 2013 06:00 ET

Omaha Benefits From Strong NECA-IBEW Training -- A Win-Win Situation for the City of Omaha, Business Owners and Developers

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Training new apprentices and providing continuing education for journeymen is the lifeblood that keeps the electricians of the NECA-IBEW team at the top of their game. Across the country, 285 joint apprenticeship training centers (JATCs) provide top-of-the-line training for the NECA-IBEW workforce.

The JATC in Omaha, Nebraska, provides an excellent example of how highly trained workers can benefit communities across the nation. The electrical workers of the NECA-IBEW team have been an integral part of the construction of several major projects in and around the city over the past several years, including the TD Ameritrade Park, wind farms, hospitals, as well as construction at the University of Nebraska.

By having clear channels of communication with local community and business leaders, NECA and the IBEW are able to implement training programs to help everyone from new apprentices to master journeymen provide the best services for construction projects in and around Omaha. "My hat is off to the IBEW and the labor movement in the city of Omaha for being there to make things happen," says Jim Suttle, Mayor of Omaha.

In this edition of "Industry Today," see how the Omaha JATC provides an expertly trained workforce to carry out Omaha's most important projects, showing how the NECA-IBEW team benefits cities, towns and communities across the nation.

ABOUT NECA: The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

ABOUT THE IBEW: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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