MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Thomas & Betts (T&B) recently donated $50,000 to the Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), to be paid over the next 10 years.
The Memphis Electrical JATC is a five-year apprenticeship program that has provided both classroom and on-the-job training over the last 70 years for apprentices pursuing a career in the electrical industry. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 474 and the Memphis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) comprise a joint sponsorship of the Memphis Electrical JATC.
T&B’s commitment will go towards the development of classrooms and laboratories in the Memphis Electrical JATC’s new 20,000-square-foot facility, located on Shelby Oaks Drive.
“T&B values its community and close partnership with the Memphis Electrical JATC,” David Kendall, industry affairs director at T&B, said. “We understand the value the apprenticeship program provides, and truly hope that our donation can go towards enriching the students’ classroom and laboratory experience.”
Photo caption: Pictured, from left to right: C. Lyn McCrory, president, McCrory Electric Co.; Thomas A. Migliaccio, president, T.A.M. Electric Co.; R. Michael Haley, assistant business manager, Local 474 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); David Kendall, director of industry affairs, Thomas & Betts, A Member of the ABB Group; J. Glenn Greenwell, assistant business manager, Local 474 of the IBEW; Clovis D. Brown, training director, Memphis Electrical JATC; Wayne A. Lowrie, president, Lowrie Electric Co.; J. Allen Anderson, general foreman, Miller Electric Co.
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