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IBEW Local 300 Readies Management Training for Union Electricians


first_imgSouth Burlington, Vt. – (Feb. 13, 2008) – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 recently announced an intensive construction foreman’s training session for its members.The five-week course, coordinated by the union’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, follows the “project control system” methodology, a mechanism that allows managers to efficiently execute the work being performed. Core subjects covered include installation, documentation, administration and supervision. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 1, March 8 and March 15 at Local 300’s South Burlington union hall on Gregory Drive. “Leadership skills are undoubtedly in high demand throughout the building trades. This lesson provides best practices for running a construction job from soup to nuts,” said Apprenticeship Director Jean Watkins. “Local 300 apprentices and licensed electricians receive the finest training in the business, which ensures that customers get top-shelf service from our members and contractors.”Jeff Sanford, owner of JS Electric in St. Albans, will teach the course. For details about future IBEW Local 300 classes, contact Watkins at (802) 864-5864 or jmw@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail). ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img

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