WPT recently announced that its Dranetz-BMI and Electrotek Concepts subsidiaries have been chosen by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) as its exclusive training partner for power quality and power reliability. The NJATC, sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), is responsible for the development of training curriculum for the unionized electrical construction and maintenance industries in the United States.
Under the alliance, Dranetz-BMI and Electrotek will work with NJATC to prepare technical training material for both apprentice and journeyman electricians working in the commercial and industrial marketplace. These courses will include topics ranging from understanding power quality terminology, costs, and concepts to more complex issues like harmonics, troubleshooting, and problem mitigation. The continuing education journeyman courses will include hands-on training of power quality monitoring, measurement, and troubleshooting instrumentation and software.