NECA / IBEW Electrical Training Programs Benefit Unions and Customers

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Electric TV’s Latest Video Highlights the Productivity of a Trained Union Construction Workforce.

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A union-trained workforce is 17 percent more productive than their non-union counterparts. Put another way, every dollar spent hiring union labor returns $1.17 to those who invest the capital.

Electric TV’s latest video, the first in a four-part video series, features a visit to a self-funded NECA/IBEW training center in Omaha. The feature highlights supporting evidence that union-trained electrical construction professionals are ‘distinctly’ more productive then their competition.

Electrician, technician and outside line construction apprenticeship programs -- and the labor-management unions and contractors with which they are affiliated -- combine to offer their customers a nationwide-network of skilled tradesmen and women who become masters in their craft after thousands of hours of classroom and on-the-job instruction.

In an independent research study, conducted by Independent Project Analysis Incorporated, CEO Ed Merrow points out that a union-trained workforce is 17 percent more productive than their non-union counterparts. Put another way, every dollar spent hiring union labor returns $1.17 to those who invest the capital.

Since the study’s release, the NECA/IBEW team has take their training a step further by tailoring their curriculum, region-by-region, to meet the specific requirements of their customers in those areas. Each upcoming segment of this four-part video series will feature other union training centers across the United States to see first-hand the fruits of that training. Whether it’s solar, wind, geothermal, industrial, commercial, residential or transmission line construction – the NECA/IBEW team has thousands of local craftsmen and women ready to work on demanding geo-specific projects.

The Omaha Electrical JATC is a great example of today's NECA/IBEW electrical training operation in action. The resulting workers are skilled professionals that may demand higher pay on the job – but ultimately, save investors millions of dollars by getting the job done right the first time.

About Electric TV:
ElectricTV.net is a website promoted and maintained by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In addition to providing readily accessible information on the future of electrical energy through educational video presentations, ElectricTV.net also promotes the work of NECA and the IBEW.

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