NECA Penn-Del-Jersey and IBEW Local 163 Open New Training Facility

(Pictured Above: JATC Trustee Rob Bresnahan, IBEW District III Representative Randy Kieffer, IBEW Third District Vice President Mike Welsh, JATC Chairman Joe Cavanaugh, PA State Senator John Yudichak, IBEW Local 163 Business Manager John Olejnik, PA State Representative Gerald Mullery, and NECA Penn-Del-Jersey Executive Director Jeff Scarpello)

NECA is an organization that prides itself on its professional development standards, and Penn-Del-Jersey and IBEW Local 163 continue to invest in key apprenticeship and training programs. On October 26, Local 163’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) held an open house for its new training facility in Nanticoke, PA.

To build the training center, Local 163 purchased a structurally-sound Catholic school building, and converted it over the course of two years, according to JATC Chairman Joe Cavanaugh.

“We kept original flooring throughout the building and woodwork in the classrooms,” said Cavanaugh. Now that we have this building, it allows all classes to be consolidated into one facility and to have a set schedule every week for night classes.”

Upon completion of the new training center, the JATC applied and received 501(c)(3) status as an educational facility, and the 50 apprentices in the program now have even more opportunity for substantial learning and growth.

“We took a building that was rundown and vacant, and upgraded everything to be code compliant,” said JATC Director John Nadolny. “This building is now a state-of-the-art training center that will allow us to grow and expand.”

To learn more about NECA and IBEW apprenticeship programs, reach out to your field representative.