After recently being honored as an NJATC Platinum Level Training Partner and receiving the 2010 NECA Industry Partner of the Year award, Milwaukee Electric Tool continues to demonstrate its commitment to the industry and relentless passion for the electrical trade by investing in the future of test and measurement training. At the National Training Institute (NTI) graduation ceremonies in Ann Arbor, MI, the NJATC announced that they have entered into a long-term agreement with Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation to develop and implement a blended learning system for NJATC, IBEW, and NECA members. Leveraging state-of-the-art simulation and 3D technology, subject matter expertise of the NJATC, and award winning Milwaukee test and measurement products, this learning system will become the new benchmark for developing the knowledge, skills, and ability for the proper use of test and measurement equipment.
“Milwaukee Electric Tool has established a new standard for companies doing business in the electrical industry,” says Michael Callanan, Executive Director of the NJATC. “Their commitment and support of e-learning for our members and electrical contractors is unprecedented. Their action today will help to ensure that future generations of electrical workers will have access to state-of-the-art e-learning resources.”
Through this new joint venture Milwaukee will work with the NJATC to develop a blended learning test and measurement academy. All training modules will use “life-like” animation of Milwaukee® test and measurement equipment and include information on product applications, safe work practices, code and standards references, field applications, and troubleshooting.
“We are extremely proud to partner with the NJATC to develop an educational tool for future generations of apprentices, journeymen and electrical contractors,” says Steven Richman, President of Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “Since launching a complete line of test and measurement products in 2009, we remain focused on educating and training Electricians to increase their productivity and safety.”
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools. Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
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.njatc.org.
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 http://www.necanet.org/.
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 http://www.ibew.org/