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NAWT Training

Wastewater association offering new vacuum truck program, among others Whether you are an experienced industry professional or just starting out in the business, you may find value in the National Association of Wastewater Technicians introduction and inspections training courses. Successful completion of the training will get you a Certificate of Completion as an inspector by […]

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2020 NEC Open for Comment

60-day window on NFPA website The 2020 National Electrical Code is currently open for comment, according to the NFPA 70 website. This comes as part of a 60-day window that will end August 30th. The NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Covered […]

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Solar Doghouses

IBEW & NECA bring a creative side to training in the trades An alliance of two prestigious associations, formed to try to lure trade workers into the solar panel installation field…and its bark is just as good as its bite. Sponsored by billboard companies like Milwaukee Tool and 3M, IBEW and NECA are spearheading a program designed […]

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Tractor Trailblazers

Precision agriculture at the University of Nebraska You heard it straight from the Husker’s mouth: tractors are getting an upgrade. A new six-figure research initiative at the University of Nebraska will focus on improved testing the cornerstone of agricultural machinery; primarily on the efficiency of its power sources. “Tractors play an important role in precision […]

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WEF Scholarships

Recipients of 2018 Singapore Water Week scholarship announced Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. The scholarships will “help recipients break down international barriers, accelerate technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector,” Alexandria, Va.-based WEF said […]

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Hannover Messe 2018

Bionic fish, 3D-printed shoes…the world’s biggest trade show never fails to impress The world’s largest trade show is in full swing this week, and the 2018 edition shows yet again how much technology and manufacturing have come together. At Hannover Messe in Germany,  which is running all week, integration of the two fields often viewed […]

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PEARL Conference

PEARL 2018 is all business…plus bowling, networking, and cocktails PEARL’s 21st conference and exhibition will revolve around its theme—the business side of electrical equipment reconditioning—but that doesn’t mean the organization took out all the fun. Registration is now open for the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League’s (PEARL) annual conference, which will take place April 12th […]

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Training Graduates

Denmark (S.C.) Technical honors five new grads American Zinc Recycling recently honored five graduates of the electromechanical industrial maintenance program taught on-site by Denmark Technical College. Not that Denmark. This one’s in South Carolina. Every Friday during working hours, a few of AZR’s employees attended classes taught on-site by Stephen Mason, associate vice president for […]

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A Blessing for St. Pete

St. Petersburg College gets training grant When Rick Scott is handing out grants, it probably helps to have apostolic power on your side in order to reel one in. The Florida governor awarded more than $22 million in state funding to various sites spanning a pinwheel of industries Wednesday—including a technical workforce program for St. […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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