Electricians Graduate from Joint Apprenticeship Training Program

(Front row, l-r) Jose Cruz, Raphael Santos, Eric Daniel, and Daniel Wetherbee. (Back row, l-r) David Joyce, Brady Bryan, Francis Bird, Francis Henrickson, Stephen Short, Tyler Sweet, and Sam Boucher. Graduates not pictured: Robert Eckert and Jaimeson Cole.

Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 recently held its 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony with 13 Local 96 electricians graduating the five-year Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (WJATP).

Local 96 Business Manager/WJATC Chairman Tom Maloney and special guest speakers Tim Murray, president and CEO of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce and Mike D’Amico, international representative of IBEW, addressed the graduating class. The ceremony was attended by all active apprentices in the NECA/IBEW Worcester Joint Apprenticeship Training Program; management personnel from IBEW Local 96 signatory contractors, Ostrow Electric, Coghlin Electrical, DelFignore Electric, and LidCo Electric; and Local 96 office staff.
Twenty-one apprentices received Perfect Attendance Awards for the 2017 to 2018 school year, and graduating apprentice Daniel Weatherbee, of Ostrow Electric, received special recognition for perfect attendance for all five years in the industry-leading electrical training program, comprised of 800 hours of classroom-related theory and 8,000 hours of on-the-job field training.