Job Fair

2016 Job Fair Booth

Local 760 was part of the Knox County High School Career Day that was held at the Knoxville Expo Center on February 18, 2016. Our purpose is to reach out to future generations and provide them with the knowledge of what the IBEW has to offer. As the aging population begins to retire, many new men and women will be needed in the workforce in the coming years.

The IBEW’s purpose is to provide security for the individual, and to cultivate feelings of friendship among those in our industry and to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship. It is our obligation and duty to educate our young men and women so they understand the history and hardships of our past generations. The struggle they endured to see a higher standard of living and promote reasonable methods of work along with safety standards in the work place; to assist one another in sickness or distress, and to build a trust with the public.

The IBEW looks forward to the future and that starts here today as we meet our new generation of workers.

February 29th, 2016|

Service Pins Awarded

Service Pin Awards Group

Congratulations to all those who received their years of service pins!

The dedication and leadership by our brothers and sisters is a vital importance to our membership. “No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.” as Jonathon Swift so elegantly puts it.

Much can be learned from our more experienced generation. Their wisdom and experience shared with our younger brothers and sisters will only make us stronger in the future. Thank you to all for your service.

February 23rd, 2016|

Apprenticeship vs College

Electrical workers on poles

So you just finished the basics of your education and now you are ready for the real world. It can be a difficult time and tough to make a decision on where to go and what to do since there are so many options out there. It is important to think carefully about your decision and one common question is; “Do I go to a college or an apprenticeship?”

One question often asked by employers is; “So what experience do you have?” This can be a very frustrating question for many who just graduated college because although they got a degree they still have not gained any experience in the work force. Four years later a college graduate can find themselves back at square one. An apprenticeship on the other hand is designed for you to gain experience and learn a skilled trade all at the same time. Employers offer the training and skills while at the same time you are already earning a paycheck, receiving benefits, such as healthcare, and start saving for your retirement. Within a few short years you will have made yourself in demand. Skilled labor will always be needed in the world, and you will have no college debt to pay off. Instead you will have money in your pocket and a skill to last you your entire career.

Apprenticeships and employers want the best people they can find. They require the hard workers, problem solvers and the critical thinkers. They want people who desire to become leaders in their communities and valuable resources to their employers. Safety and quality are priority one as well as helping one another to achieve a higher standard of living for all. An Apprenticeship is a great alternative to college. Why become a servant studying theory when you can use your own hands, learn a skill and become your own master?

February 5th, 2016|

IBEW and Local 760 Ring the Bell

IBEW rings the bell for the Salvation Army

Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army

 

On December 9, 2015 Local 760 staff and members of the IBEW volunteered to help the Salvation Army “ring the bell” for charitable contributions outside the West Town mall.

Many brothers and sisters volunteered to help support the Salvation Army and recognize all the good works the Salvation Army accomplishes throughout the year.

Unity has always been the most important trait in the IBEW and giving back to the community has many rewards that everyone can benefit from.

December 10th, 2015|