NJATC International Example

December 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
(Upper Marlboro, MD)- Leaders from the Brazilian electrical industry recently proved to the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) that imitation is the greatest form of flattery during their November visit to the United States.

Three union safety members and two electrical consultants from Brazil recently visited the NJATC to learn what it takes to train a competent electrical workforce. Though safety was the primary concern of the group, they were also eager to learn about the relationship between IBEW and NECA, and each partyís responsibility in training and safety implementation. The group, which oversees roughly 400,000 electrical workers, developed and implemented Brazilís NR-10 electric code in 2006; NR-10 is based on NFPA- 70E and was created to help decrease the number of deaths and injuries of electrical workers in Brazil.
The groupís trip was a collaborative effort between NJATC Training partner Westex, Inc,a leader in flame resistant fabrics, and their Brazilian partner IDEAL. The group was in the United States for a week and made stops in Chicago and New York as well.
The NJATC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The organization is committed to developing and standardizing education in the electrical industry to help educate members of the IBEW and NECA; providing the electrical construction industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible. Since its creation, more than 300,000 apprentices have become Journeymen, making the organization one of the largest training and apprenticeship programs of its kind. For more information, contact Cordie Aziz at 301-715-2313 or at caziz@njatc.org., or visit njatc.org.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
For the Electrical Industry
Executive Director Michael Callanan
301 Prince Georgeís Blvd Suite D
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Contact: Cordie Aziz
caziz@njatc.org
301-715-2301 office
301-715-2301 fax

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