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S. M. Wilson’s Skilled Construction Career Education Program Develops Virtual Learning Curriculum

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S. M. Wilson & Co. is rolling out a virtual learning curriculum via construction career education program, SKILLED. Due to education’s transition to virtual learning, S. M. Wilson’s SKILLED has developed online resources for teachers, parents, students and other organizations to continue to provide opportunities to integrate academic learning and focus on future employment in

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S. M. Wilson Inspiring the Future of Construction via SKILLED

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE S. M. Wilson & Co. is immersing itself into classrooms across the bi-state region, encouraging pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students to discover fun and challenging opportunities in the construction field. SKILLED, a three-pronged initiative, provides learning opportunities starting in pre-kindergarten and extending throughout a

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50 High School Skilled Trades Teachers Semifinalists For 2019 Harbor Freight Tools For Schools Prize For Teaching Excellence

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Fifty skilled trades teachers and teaching teams from across the country were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their high school skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards. The semifinalists hail from 26

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Electrical Connection Hosts Business Panel Discussion on Skilled Labor Development

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For Dennis Gralike, director of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center, the need to change the mindset of skilled labor development is abundantly clear at many high school career fairs.  “I’ll enter a gymnasium and find colleges set up on one side of the gym and everyone one else directed to set up on the other side,”

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The UP Companies Sets Standards for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce, Promoting Skilled Labor Among St. Louis Minorities

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction jobs will grow faster than the average for all other occupations from 2014 to 2024. Despite the apparent abundance of construction work, St. Louis trades, unions and construction companies continue to struggle to find qualified, diverse workers.   Minority-owned The UP Companies (UPCO), which consists of Power

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Dr. Linda Little Named Assistant Director of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center in St. Louis

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Dr. Linda Little, who for more than 20 years has taught and helped shape the curriculum for IBEW apprentices, has been named assistant director of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center in St. Louis.  The 79-year-old training center is jointly operated by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical

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Four Electrical Connection Member Projects Vying for AGC Keystone Awards

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This year’s Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri Keystone Awards features four Electrical Connection member projects competing for top honors in construction excellence.  The projects include three by Guarantee Electrical Co. and one by PayneCrest Electric, Inc.  Both electrical contractors are members of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA), which

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Electrical Connection Celebrates Winner of St. Jude Dream Home

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IBEW/NECA Partnership Donates Services & Materials to Build Home in O’Fallon, Mo. Rachel Foster of Ballwinstarted her day with a dream come true.  Foster was named the winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home® in O’Fallon Mo. in a live morning broadcast on KTVI Fox 2. The annual free home giveaway to benefit the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® was

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Electrical Connection Sponsors Saint Louis FC Free Mask Giveaway

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A little sporting panache greeted fans attending the Saturday, August 15, 2020 Saint Louis Football Club’s (Saint Louis FC) game.  The soccer team and the Electrical Connection gave away 500 specially designed face masks.  The masks sported the Electrical Connection and Saint Louis FC logos. The game, sponsored by the Electrical Connection, ended with a 3-1 with for Saint

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Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA Partnership Sponsors National Electrical Code (NEC) Revisions Classes

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Every three years, revisions are made to the National Electrical Code (NEC) to improve safety in the rapidly changing electrical industry.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) administers the updates to NFPA 70, NEC, to reflect the newest safe installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of revisions and new rules to the code.  On two consecutive

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