Boston, MA – NECA Boston Chapter and JATCs from throughout New England recently hosted the national convention’s first Apprentice Day, as more than 400 electrical and telecom apprentices first attended a special workshop and then had free admittance into the industry’s leading trade show.
Kristen Gowin, assistant manager of NECA Boston Chapter; NECA Boston president Joe McCluskey of E.G. Sawyer; and Michael Monahan, IBEW International vice president, second district welcomed the apprentices, speaking of the industry’s most in-depth training program, the history of the IBEW, and the bright future the industry holds.
Michael Callanan, of Michael Callanan Consulting and former executive director of the NJATC, presented the keynote address on leadership. Also addressing the apprentices on their future careers and trends in the industry were representatives from the NECA Premier Partnership Program: Shane Moll of Milwaukee Tool and Jon Huizenga of Graybar.
Following the workshop, Katie Nolan McCormick, NECA’s director of meetings, gave the apprentices a walkthrough of the trade show floor and they then spent the day at the show gaining firsthand views of, and insights into, the latest technologies and product advancements in the electrical industry.