The Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), Washinton, D.C., launched a new Web site that educates people about careers in electrical construction and the electrical and telecommunications apprenticeship program. The Washington, D.C., region’s electrical industry will continue to require more skilled workers to meet its green-building and smart technology demands. Despite the economic downturn, the industry is still recruiting for high-paying, skilled electricians.

“We needed a fresh way to impart career information so we turned to the latest Web applications,” says David McCord, director of the JATC. “The result is that site users get real insider information about the program in a format that will appeal to the younger demographic of people who typically apply.”

The site’s capabilities reflect the JATC’s ability to stay on top of current trends. It features videos, blogs written by current apprentices, current class schedules, and an online application.

“The site was developed with a user-friendly content management system, so as technology evolves, the JATC can easily add new features and tools without having to start from scratch,” explains, Evan Mann, the site’s designer and creative director at Frost Miller Group, Bethesda, Md.

The JATC electrical apprenticeship program is available to anyone in the metro counties of Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Northern Virginia; and central and southwestern Virginia.