Developed through a grant from OR-OSHA, the NFPA 70E - How-to Comply with OSHA Electrical Standards online course is open for enrollment and is approved for 4-hours of Oregon only CEU credit.
The class is designed to inform students about electrical hazard frequency and severity, OSHA electrical and PPE regulations, lock out - tag out protocols, electrical system characteristics and design, and application of NFPA 70E requirements.
Under the grant parameters, the course is free for the balance of 2015. Course dates are posted on the homepage, under the NIETC JW class schedule tab. To enroll, email the registrar or call 503-262-9991.
Congratulations to the class of 2014-2015. Ceremonies were held on Friday, 5/8/15 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. There were 35 graduates for the class of 2014-2015.
Opening remarks from Local 48 Business Manager Gary Young and NECA Chapter Manager Tim Gauthier started the evening off to a very positive and thoughtful start, followed by the keynote speaker William Orgill of NECA.
Awards were given to the top graduates for each program. Michael Mueller in the Inside Program and Lynn Midkiff for the Limited Energy Program. Each taking top honors in their prospective program and offering some well thought out comments about their experiences as apprentices and their responsibilities moving forward as Journey workers. Matt Maleta of Klein Tools offered each a display plaque with special edition Klein Lineman pliers.
There was also a special award given to retiring Trustee Richard Martin for his six years of service to the training center and 39 years as an IBEW member.
As the newly minted Journey workers crossed the stage to accept their diploma’s, they were offered a commemorative coin from the NJATC, a Leatherman tool from the training trust and a gift card from Brian Allais of Platt Electric.
Accompanying the graduates and their invited guests, the officers and staff of IBEW LU 48 and NECA Oregon-Columbia Chapter were in attendance, as well as contractors, OTI and Mt. Hood Community College staff.
It was a memorable occasion enjoyed by the graduates and their special guests. Thank you to everyone who was a part of our special event and best of luck to our new graduates.