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Local electricians power South Shore’s Habitat for Humanity
Local 103 IBEW members donate time and skills to install electrical wiring systems
NORWELL, MA – A team of apprentices from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 volunteered their time and skills to wire a new home in the South Shore Habitat for Humanity community. The team worked together to install electrical systems, lighting fixtures, and power outlets, helping to bring a new family closer to their dream of homeownership.
“Being able to assist in the wiring of this home was a humbling experience for our apprentices, and we are grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community that has given us so much,” said Louis Antonellis, Business Manager for Local 103 IBEW. “Our union is proud to support the South Shore Habitat for Humanity, and we are committed to continuing our charitable efforts.”
The South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in the South Shore area. Local 103 IBEW has been a long-standing supporter of Habitat’s mission, and this volunteer project is just one example of the union’s commitment to giving back to the community.
Every year, Local 103 members and contractors donate their time, skills, and resources to make free electrical upgrades to organizations like the South Shore Habitat for Humanity, and community centers, health centers, schools, and more in the Greater Boston area.
The apprentices involved in the project are currently enrolled in the JATC of Greater Boston program, which provides comprehensive training for electricians in the union. Through the program, apprentices receive on-the-job training and classroom instruction, ensuring they are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their careers.
“This project was an excellent opportunity for our apprentices to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world setting, while also making a positive impact on the community,” said Christopher Sherlock, Training Director for the JATC of Greater Boston. “Our apprentices are committed to providing top-quality workmanship, and we are proud to see them applying those skills to charitable projects like this one.”
Giving back to the community and promoting skilled union workers is a central value Local 103 members hold high. Local 103 members are also involved with a wide range of other charitable activities, including food drives, toy drives, and fundraising events for local charities. Through these efforts, Local 103 members are proud to power and support the communities where they live and work.
About IBEW Local 103
IBEW Local 103’s mission is to provide Greater Boston’s developers with the best trained, most efficient, safest electricians and telecommunications specialists while fostering our Union’s values of economic fairness, equal opportunity, and charitable giving in the communities where we work, live, and raise our families. Our unwavering commitment to professional excellence is personified by the recently built addition to our Joint Apprenticeship Training facility. The Local 103 JATC is among the most advanced electrical apprenticeship programs in the country. Working for better wages, better benefits, and fair working conditions is just one part of our Union’s focus. Local 103 members take pride in giving back our time and expertise to causes and charities serving those less fortunate.