Wicked Local Lexington
October 4, 2016
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 launched a partnership with Minuteman High School, aimed towards giving students a head start on high-paying careers in the electrical field. Officials from IBEW Local 103 visited the school in late September to announce the initiative to about 30 students in the school’s Electrical and Telecommunications programs.
“This is the real deal,” said Richard Antonellis Jr., business agent for IBEW Local 103 who will oversee the Pre-Apprentice Partnership with Minuteman. “This partnership will give two Minuteman students, one male and one female, the opportunity to join our five-year training program.”
By completing training through IBEW Local 103, students will earn the title of Journeyman Electrician. Wentworth Institute of Technology has a reciprocal partnership with the IBEW, recognizing the apprenticeship program and offering 33 credit hours towards a degree.