Tag Archives: Electricians

On the First Day

City Machine said: “Let there be skills” City Machine Technologies, Inc., the Youngstown company which has played headliner of late, has established National Skilled Trades Day to increase awareness about the benefits of skilled trades jobs in the United States and to celebrate skilled trades workers. National Skilled Trades Day will be observed on the […]

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Electrician’s Discount

Window of opportunity in next 6 weeks The 10,000 Oregon electricians who will renew their licenses over the next six weeks will save more than $2,000,000 renewing their electrical licenses with ElectricalLicenseRenewal.com, according to a PRNewswire release Monday. This figure is “conservative given the average price of earning 24 hours of electrical continuing education in Oregon is roughly $340,” the renewal […]

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Reasons for De-Klein

Physical demands, insufficient continuing education hurt electrician field Klein Tools, the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company, announced new results from its annual “State of the Industry” survey August 10. The research compiles input from more than 600 union and non-union electricians. This year’s survey results suggest that electricians are still concerned about the skills gap in the electrical […]

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Be Kind, Rewind

Winding expert wins Sailor of the Week award A U.S. Navy cadet won Sailor of the Week at Naval Station Mayport (Jacksonville, Fla.) last week. Jason Sieh, Electricians Mate 3rd Class (EM3), is a 23 year old who has motor rewind expertise. Ask anyone—this has become something of a rarity in engineering circles. Thank goodness for […]

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Obama to tour IBEW training center

Today, President Barack Obama will meet with his  Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in a training center for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Pittsburgh. The jobs group includes executives from General Electric, Xerox, Facebook and American Express and it was formed by Obama to advise him on job creation and other economic matters. […]

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