“I been training director for more than 25 years and I have never seen such a strong collective push toward successful inclusion of women and minorities in the trades across St. Louis.” So noted Dennis Gralike, director of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center, in St. Louis CNR’s look at diversity initiatives in the St. Louis construction industry. More than 25% of apprentices at the training center are minorities. Read the full St. Louis CNR article at this link.
One way IBEW and NECA are broadening opportunities is through the Electrical Training Alliance which is producing a series of videos to encourage career development in the electrical industry. See the latest video here.
Kudos to NECA contractor Guarantee Electrical Co. for its fine work on The REC, a dynamic new recreation center in Fairview Heights, Ill. Guarantee’s work help brighten the “transparent, open and inviting layout.” Read more about the project in the latest issue of St. Louis CNR.