Dr. Leslie Cordie, assistant clinical professor of Adult Education in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, was invited to join the Visiting Scholars Program of the National Training Institute (NTI), located at the University of Michigan.
The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry invited Cordie to serve as a visiting scholar with the NTI faculty. Each year approximately 50 scholars from across the United States and Canada are invited to present at the weeklong training institute. Student enrollment ranges from 1100 to 1400 participants in a variety of academic and technical training venues.
Created nearly 70 years ago, the NJATC is one of the largest apprenticeship and training programs of its kind. The NJATC is a joint program of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Through their partnership, hundreds of local programs have offered apprenticeship and training for residential wiremen, journeyman linemen, journeyman tree trimmers, journeyman inside wiremen, and telecommunication installers and technicians.
The NECA is the management association for electrical contractors, while the IBEW represents approximately 725,000 members who work in utilities, construction, broadcasting, manufacturing, telecommunications, railroads and government.