Three students studying Electrical at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton – Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Canton), Joseph Moore (Braintree), and Adam Nehiley (Braintree) have been awarded Electrical Training Scholarships from IBEW Electrical Union Local 103 in Dorchester. All these students are members of the Class of 2018.
Their scholarships, which entail a five‑year combination of work and education, represent a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the field and be part of the Electrical Union. They were presented at Blue Hills on Friday, May 25, 2018, in a ceremony attended by Electrical Lead Teacher Jerry Sass, Mr. Thomas A. Cooney, Vice President, Field Operations at McDonald Electrical in Hingham who is a 1986 BHR grad and co‑founder of the company, and Business Agent for IBEW Local 103 Mr. Frank Aikens.
In his remarks to the apprenticeship recipients as well as the other students in Electrical, Mr. Aikens emphasized the numerous advantages that electricians in Local 103 get. Mr. Cooney echoed those sentiments, also saying, “You’re learning for the rest of your life. Stay committed, stay persistent, don’t give up.”
All these students appreciated receiving this valuable opportunity for training and experience, as well as the chance to establish a foothold in the industry upon their graduation from Blue Hills. Local 103 customarily awards apprenticeships each year to select Blue Hills seniors in Electrical who have demonstrated exceptional promise and potential. The school is deeply grateful for Local 103’s generous support of the students, who will be part of the next generation of notable professionals in Electrical, as well as their enthusiastic support of career and technical education.