Last night marked an exciting milestone in our efforts to put local residents to work in good middle-class jobs in Imperial County’s green economy.
Local 569 proudly swore in our largest class of new Imperial County apprentices to date at our Imperial Electrical Training Center, 15 total. Not only will these young men and women learn the skills to construct renewable energy projects like solar, wind and geothermal plants, they will receive good wages, family healthcare, pension retirement contribution and college credits in the process – a true pathway into a sustainable green career in the electrical industry!
To see a video of this historic evening, please click http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=dCw2v7KN%2B%2FYWwblbjRvDhYdP6TxyHlfg.
And, as more renewable energy developers commit to employing a local workforce, IBEW Local 569 can continue actively recruiting Imperial County apprentices to build a pipeline of skilled, local electricians in the community.
While our region works to address the dual challenges of economic recession and climate change, IBEW Local 569 is proud to do our part to create green pathways into the middle-class so our local economy is generating jobs that are truly environmentally and economically sustainable.
P.S. To see a video of the largest class of new IBEW 569 Imperial County apprentices to date, please click http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=reJOHIxclEgf5P888J8wVTYRI53Gj%2FEU or visit the “Member Shout Out” video page at http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=TNulMvbNnmv9T6eH6YK5J4dP6TxyHlfg!