IBEW Makes Donation to Ballard County Program
By WestKyStar & Ballard County Schools Staff
LaCENTER, KY - Representatives Jarrod Shadowen (shown at right) and Chad Rennison from the IBEW Local 816 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in Paducah recently presented a check for $2,000 to Ballard County Career and Technical Center teacher Kevin Cope (left) for electrical supplies and equipment for the school’s industrial maintenance program.

Shadowen said the donation program began about four years ago, targeting area training centers with electrical program. “We see the need for students to understand there’s an option besides college,” he said. Shadowen said he and Rennison visit classes and speak to students, and said the IBEW program has seen an uptick in applicants since this increased involvement began. “Our ultimate goal is to benefit students,” he added.

Cope said the money would be used to purchase things like tools, wiring and conduit for the IM classes. “Jarrod and Chad both serve on my advisory council, and said they understand how hard it is to keep up supplies in order to properly train the students,” Cope said. He estimated that BCCTC had about 10 students who had applied for the IBEW apprenticeship program.

“We look forward to working with students and the school system,” Shadowen said.

Published 06:33 AM, Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017
Updated 06:43 AM, Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017

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