IBEW REF Launches Students to IBEW Trainee Program

IBEW Renewable Energy Fund (IBEW REF) is proud of our partnerships with Prosser Career Academy, Benito Juarez Community Academy, Simeon Career Academy, Leo Catholic High School, and Chicago Builds.

IBEW REF trained the graduating students from 8/17 to 8/28 in order to prepare them for the start of the IBEW 134 trainee program. The students have also been in a year long solar program at their high schools. This past week the students visited IBEW 134’s union hall for a tour and to spend time on our renewable energy semi truck. IBEW REF provided hands-on training for the graduating students. We trained the students to prepare them for the IBEW 134 trainee program while social distancing and following COVID-19 health and safety measures.

IBEW REF Fund was proud to welcome special guests Senator Michael E. Hastings, Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, Mayor Sheila Chalmers-Currin of the Village of Matteson, Mayor Roger A. Agpawa of Markham, Mayor James Ford of Country Club Hills, and Mayor Vernard Alsberry of the Village of Hazel Crest to IBEW 134’s union hall. We went on a tour, spent time on our renewable energy semi truck, and they saw the hands-on training we provided.

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