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Platt Electric Gifts $13,500 Worth of Tool Bags to First-Year Electrical Apprenticeship Students

March 27, 2023

Five men hold donated tool bags

Platt Electric recently donated $13,500 worth of tool bags to first-year Electrical Apprenticeship Students to support them throughout their four-year apprenticeship program and beyond.

The donation was made to students enrolled in the ISU Continuing Education and Workforce Training program, who are working to earn their journeyman license and become certified electricians. 

An electrical apprenticeship is a necessary step in earning a journeyman license, and during their apprenticeship, students are employed full-time while taking classes during the week. This “Earn as You Learn” career path allows students to earn their certification while also getting paid as they start their career.

I think this donation gives us and the students a sense that we and they are appreciated,” said Paul Dickey, apprenticeship coordinator. “I think that something like this can have an impact on morale and motivation.”

Platt Electric’s donation of the tool bags to students in nine states reflects its commitment to supporting the future of the industry. “They are the future,” said Lee Bowman, a trade partner specialist for Platt.

ISU Continuing Education and Workforce Training offers apprenticeships, health programs, continuing education and professional development, and customized training to thousands of students, including post-traditional students, who utilize these programs to earn their licenses or certifications.

For more information, visit https://cetrain.isu.edu/ 


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