Little Giant Ladder Systems® Begins Partnership with Electrical Schools
Springville, Utah, January 4, 2021 – Little Giant Ladder Systems® today announces a multi-year partnership with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) to provide ladder safety training to apprentices nationwide.
The NJATC is a nonprofit organization founded by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) designed to standardize education for electricians and electrical apprentices.
"Little Giant builds for the trades, and this partnership was a long time coming!" said Matt Frisbie, Chief Marketing Officer. "We're honored to support the Electrical Training Alliance and work directly with local JATCs to learn just how to support their training and workflows on the job. Electricians are first on the job site and the last to leave. They are on ladders for most of the day, so we're excited to learn from them and see how our innovations can help electricians work faster and safer!"
As part of the partnership, Little Giant will be developing ladder safety training for all electricians to help them use their ladders safely. Additionally, Little Giant Ladders will be providing ladders to each of the 286 JATC locations around the United States, dependent on each school’s product offerings and specific product needs.
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About Little Giant Ladder Systems:
Little Giant Ladder Systems, the maker of the original multipurpose ladder, is the world leader in ladder safety and innovation, holding over 100 patents and patents pending on ladder function and design. The company was founded in Springville, Utah, in 1972; and now markets its products in over 40 countries. Little Giant listens to the voice of the customer and then engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, industry-leading climbing solutions that help hard-working men and women worldwide to get stuff done.
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 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/.
For more information contact:
Sara Hall, Public Relations Manager