Holliston, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, recently held a breakfast graduation celebration for 12 of its employees. The employees finished their final classes and completed the requirements in December for their Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Wentworth).
Griffin Electric presented diplomas and gifted Wentworth alumni jackets to the employees, who are the first graduating class of the Griffin & Wentworth associate’s degree program. While in-person participation was limited, family and friends were able to watch the event via a live video stream.
Griffin’s employees were regulars on the Wentworth Dean’s List each semester, with 75% of them graduating with Latin honors (3.5 GPA or better). Half of the class also attained Summa Cum Laude distinction by finishing the program with a 3.90 GPA or better.
Griffin Electric partnered with Wentworth in 2018 to offer employees an opportunity to further their education through this degree program, which was designed to incorporate technical skills and hands-on, practical education for future leaders within the electrical industry. The partnership allows accepted graduates of Griffin’s free, in-house Apprenticeship Training Program who have achieved their license to leverage their 600 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job field experience to earn nearly half of the required credits towards the degree. Griffin Electric also covers up to 70% of tuition costs.
A second Griffin cohort is also set to graduate from the associate’s degree program later this year.