New Puerto Rico High-Tech Electrical Training Center To Boost Industry, Jobs

New Puerto Rico High-Tech Electrical Training Center To Boost Industry, Jobs



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ADVISORY for Monday, March 21st

San Juan, Puerto Rico–A new high-tech electrical training center offering island residents some of the most advanced skill training in electrical construction will be unveiled next week by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The facility, the first of its kind in Puerto Rico, will help transform the island’s construction industry and workforce.

The IBEW will hold an open house next week, featuring a hands-on demonstration for the training with officials of the IBEW and its new Local 950 March 21 at 1 p.m.

The three-story, 8,700 square-foot facility in Dorado offers such high-tech instruction as conduit-bending and transformer labs, as well as eight jobsite-comparable evaluation stations. Instruction also includes classes in English as a Second Language.

“The IBEW is proud to bring its expertise in producing master electrical craftsmen to Puerto Rico, where contractors, builders and the construction workforce will benefit,” said IBEW President Edwin D. Hill. “This new training center is a critical first step in achieving a uniform skill nlevel for the island’s construction electricians.”

WHO:

IBEW International President Edwin D. Hill, Local 950 Education Director Juan Pagan

(former Colegio De Peritos Electricistas President)

WHAT:

New electrical apprenticeship training center is unveiled

WHEN:

Monday, March 21, 2005, at 1 p.m.

WHERE:

IBEW Local 950, Carretera #2, Kilometro 25.2 Barrio Espinosa

Dorado, Puerto Rico

The IBEW is an international labor organization that has trained the most qualified electricians for more than 110 years. With approximately 750,000 members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Republic of Panama, the IBEW has members in construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.

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CONTACT:

Gerardo Mulero

787-754-4239 or 787-587-6080

New Puerto Rico High-Tech Electrical Training Center To Boost Industry, Jobs