Graybar Announces Platinum Level Partnership with NJATC Training Program

ST. LOUIS – Graybar is proud to announce its platinum level partnership with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC). This demonstrates Graybar’s commitment to the training and development of members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the NJATC.

“Graybar is the first distributor to become an NJATC Platinum Level Training Partner, which demonstrates our commitment to the future of the electrical industry,” said Bill Mansfield, Graybar Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We believe that the education of current and future electricians is vital to our industry and are pleased to show our support.”

Over the next several years, Graybar intends to support the NJATC in the development and expansion of its training efforts. By providing assistance to the NJATC’s National Training Institute (NTI), Graybar will support the NJATC in its transition to a blended learning training model. This model, which consists of immersive, interactive simulations and virtual exercises, is designed to prepare students for hands-on lab work and on-the-job training. The blended learning model adds a dynamic, online training component to the traditional mix of textbook, classroom, and lab experience. To better bridge students’ classroom curriculum with real-world application, Graybar will integrate some of the products it sells and its systems into IBEW/NECA training centers in the U.S. and Canada.

Furthermore, Graybar will establish a scholarship and awards program in which it will provide two scholarships per year during the term to support the costs associated with NTI Instructor group graduates’ continued participation at the National Training Institute.

“The NJATC could not be happier to have Graybar become a Platinum Level Training Partner,” stated Michael Callanan the Executive Director of the NJATC. “We recognize Graybar’s position as a preeminent electrical distributor and look forward to all of the exciting initiatives which are planned to enhance the opportunities for NECA contractors and IBEW members to benefit from new and innovative ways to learn within the electrical industry.”

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