Milwaukee joins NJATC Online University

MILWAUKEE, WI- Yesterday, at the National Training Institute (NTI) graduation ceremonies in Ann Arbor, MI, the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) announced that they have entered into an agreement with Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation to develop and implement an online learning system for NJATC, NECA and IBEW members.
Through this new joint venture, Milwaukee will work with the NJATC to develop an on-line Test and Measurement Academy that utilizes the latest state-of-the-art simulation and 3D technology to teach specific tasks and applications when using test and measurement equipment. All training modules will use “life-like” replicas of Milwaukee® test and measurement equipment and include information on product application, safety precautions, code and standards references, field applications, and troubleshooting for commonly used electrical meters.
“Milwaukee Electric Tool has established a new standard for companies doing business in the electrical industry,” says Michael Callanan, Executive Director of the NJATC. “Their commitment and support of e-learning for our members and electrical contractors is unprecedented. Their action today will help to ensure that future generations of electrical workers will have access to state of art e-learning resources.”
“We are extremely proud to partner with the NJATC to develop a program that will educate the next generation of electrical contractors,” says Steven Richman, President of Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “Our partnership will continue to grow as we demonstrate our support of educational initiatives and deliver solutions for Electricians that increase productivity and enhance ease-of-use.”
Milwaukee currently supports the organization as an exhibitor at the NECA Show, a member of ELECTRI International’s Partner’s for Progress program, and as a platinum level training partner for the NJATC.
 
About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories. Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & V28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools. Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
About the 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 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 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