Said Marty Riesberg, director of curriculum development for the NJATC
, "The learning modules will allow a virtual study of medium voltage cable and its construction before the students put their hands on the real thing,"
More immediately, NJATC
and 3M will work together to develop "Online Jobsite Application Examples" to train all new International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) entrants into the electrical industry.
Electricians who complete the NJATC
training courses have received 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and logged 900 hours in classroom learning," said Michael Callanan, Executive Director, NJATC
Approximately 120 NJATC
training centers have agreements with local community colleges linking apprenticeship courses to an associate's degree, usually in construction technology or construction management.
was created over 61 years ago and has developed into what perhaps is the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind.
For most students and guidance counselors, the NJATC
apprenticeship program is a real eye-opener.
expects total participation in the 2009 NTI to be well in excess of 2,000 industry representatives.
And thanks to a unique arrangement developed by IBEW/NECA's training arm, the NJATC
, Sharp, a leading manufacturer of solar technology, gives IBEW members discounts on PV products, putting the solarization of their own homes well within reach.
spends more than $100 million to train approximately 48,000 electrical apprentices in the United States annually.
A joint partnership between the NJATC
, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the University of Tennessee, the NTI provides instructor training for the more than 4,000 men and women teaching in 285 training centers throughout North America.
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Since its founding in 1941, NJATC
programs have helped train more than 300,000 professional electricians.