On September 2, 2009, Congressman Mike Michaud, Diane Jackson from Sen. Olympia Snowe’s office, Caroline Tremblay from Senator Susan Collins’ office, state legislators, and local officials toured IBEW Local 567’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) facility in Lewiston, Maine, with apprentices, businesspeople, educators, and other members of the public, including NRCM staff. The JATC is a training or “sector” partnership of area electrical contractors and the IBEW, and one of the premier electrical education centers in Maine. The JATC is dedicated to providing workers the skills they need to compete in the clean energy economy, including such renewable energy technologies as solar, wind, and electrical efficiency retrofits in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. The tour was followed by a Q&A to discuss two pieces of federal legislation designed to invest in Mainers’ ability to gain new skills for the clean energy jobs of the 21st Century.
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