Lutron named Platinum Training Partner of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

Date Announced: 21 Sep 2012

Long-term vision for education and support of the next-generation of electrical workers

Coopersburg, PA – Light control manufacturer Lutron Electronics is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC), a joint program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). With this announcement, Lutron joins the NJATC, one of the largest apprenticeship and training programs of its kind, in supporting a long-term commitment to education and training of the next generation of electrical workers.

As a platinum NJATC training partner, Lutron’s sponsorship includes:
•support for development of a blended-learning light control curriculum
•creation of an energy-focused training program called the Lutron Academy for Energy-Saving Light Control that will educate the electrical contracting industry on new business opportunities
•equipment donations, training materials and presentations
•scholarships and awards
•instructional design support with access to Lutron subject matter experts
•serving as event hosts at Lutron offices and experience centers across the United States and Canada

The finest electrical workers in the country receive their training through local joint apprenticeship training committees utilizing the standardized education programs developed by the NJATC for the electrical industry. The NJATC is a model education partnership which produces the best-trained, most up-to-date electrical apprentices and journeymen in the country.

The Lutron-supported, blended-learning curriculum will include:
•light sources and light control basics
•sensing technologies and application
•window systems
•digital ballasts and LEDs
•building control system integration and technologies

“Lutron is proud to partner with the NJATC in support of the development of future electrical workers” said Tom Ike, Vice President Global Sales, Lutron Electronics. “We’re passionate about education and welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and resources with this community.”

About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

About the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC)
The NJATC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The organization is committed to developing and standardizing education in the electrical industry to properly and effectively train members of NECA and the IBEW; providing the electrical construction industry with the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible. Since its inception, more than 325,000 apprentices have completed NJATC training programs and become competent Journeymen, making the organization one of the largest training and apprenticeship programs of its kind. For more information, go to www.njatc.org/.

About National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, visit www.necanet.org/.

About The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
The IBEW is an international labor organization that has trained the most qualified electricians in the trade for more than 117 years. With approximately 725,000 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. For more information, visit www.ibew.org/.

Contact
Amanda Morton Lutron Electronics

E-mail:amorton@lutron.com

Web Site:www.lutron.com

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