Electrical Training Receives Million Dollar Commitment from Greenlee Tools

UPPER MARLBORO, MD ­ — The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) announced a $1 million commitment from Greenlee — a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) and global provider of tools for the electrical industry — to help train the next generation of union electrical workers.

Over the next five years, Greenlee support will help create state-of-the-art classrooms in NJATC training facilities nationwide. Of particular note will be the development of two new academies — the Greenlee -Safety Academy and the Greenlee Safety and Productivity Enhancement Academy ­ which will add the dynamism of online learning to the traditional mix of text and lab experience.

Said Marty Riesberg director of curriculum development for the NJATC, “The intent of these academies is to reinforce the material presented within the NJATC curriculum with online real-world applications. This will help to bridge the gap between theories learned in the classroom and real-world application that should be learned on the job.”

Also supported by the Greenlee commitment will be product endowments, allowing students to train with best-in-class tools and equipment. As well, a Greenlee Scholarship & Awards Program will annually reward top graduates of the National Training Institute (NTI) instructor training program.

Said Doug Eichner, Greenlee general manager, electrical division, “Greenlee recognizes the importance of training and is proud to partner with the NJATC in support of our future electrical workers. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

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