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IDEAL Commits to Next Generation of Electrical Union Workers

07/21/2015

IDEAL Agrees to Five-Year Partnership with IBEW/NECA’s ALLIANCE Program

SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS, JULY 21, 2015 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. showed its continued support and passion for the electrical industry by announcing today that it has entered into a national Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the IBEW/NECA electrical training ALLIANCE (formally the NJATC) to create a new program to train future generations of electrical union workers. Over the next five years, IDEAL will donate financial, product and training support to enhance IBEW/NECA training and assist in adding state-of-the-art technology to the classroom.

The program establishes IDEAL as an NJATC "Platinum Level" Training Partner and demonstrates its unwavering commitment to the electrical training ALLIANCE and IBEW-NECA training programs. The electrical training ALLIANCE is a nonprofit organization founded by the NECA and IBEW to develop and standardize education in the electrical industry.

"We are thrilled to support future electricians across the country. We continue to see great value in investing in the industry with access to training and hands-on learning opportunities," said Nick Shkordoff, IDEAL Electrical Division Group Vice President & General Manager. "The market continues to evolve, requiring new skills sets – it’s important to us that we help the overall careers of the next generation of electricians.”

"The electrical training ALLIANCE could not be happier to create a partnership with a family-owned, American company as innovative as Ideal. IBEW members and NECA contractors have, for many generations, known the quality which is associated with Ideal products," said electrical training ALLIANCE Executive Director, Todd Stafford. "We are proud to work with a company with such a long and storied history and hope to build a relationship which is just as rich."

The new MOU will add programs, resources and scholarships to the existing curriculum, including:

  • IDEAL INDUSTRIES Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Training: A new online, educational component which will add to the traditional mix of book learning with classroom and lab experience, creating a rich, blended learning model. The training focuses on the hazards many electricians may face on the jobsite and will become mandatory for all apprentices who complete their coursework in the electrical Training ALLIANCE Blended Learning Program.

  • IDEAL INDUSTRIES Basic Circuiting Simulator A new online, educational component which will add to the traditional mix of book learning with classroom and lab experience, creating a rich, blended learning model. The training focuses on the hazards many electricians may face on the jobsite and will become mandatory for all apprentices who complete their coursework in the electrical Training ALLIANCE Blended Learning Program.

  • IDEAL INDUSTRIES product endowments for local JATC classrooms and labs will provide tools and materials enabling students to complete hands-on training to supplement the classroom.

Learn more at www.idealindustries.com.

About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL® INDUSTRIES, INC. is a global, diversified family business designing and manufacturing superior products and tools for professional tradesmen in the electrical, wire processing, data communications, aerospace, automotive and construction industries. The 99-year old company was founded in 1916 on the premise of forging ideal relationships with customers, employees and communities. The company has consistently grown and expanded under four generations of family ownership.

About The IBEW/NECA electrical Training ALLIANCE

The IBEW/ NECA electrical Training ALLIANCE was created in 2014 evolving from previously named the NJATC. The NJATC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The organization is committed to developing and standardizing education in the electrical industry to properly and effectively train members of NECA and the IBEW; providing the electrical construction industry with the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible. Since its inception, more than 325,000 apprentices have completed NJATC training programs and become competent Journeymen, making the organization one of the largest training and apprenticeship programs of its kind. For more information, go to www.electricaltrainingalliance.org.

About National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, visit www.necanet.org.

About The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

The IBEW is an international labor organization that has trained the most qualified electricians in the trade for more than 117 years. With approximately 725,000 members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Republic of Panama, the IBEW has members in construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government. For more information, visit www.ibew.org.

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