We’ve found that the key to comprehensive and up-to-date training lies with making smart partnerships with outside suppliers. Over the years, we have been able to team up with some great companies, many partnerships have lasted upwards of 15 years. The relationships we have built with our partners ensures that they supply our program with the tools we need to teach our members the latest technology with state-of-the-art equipment.
How do we benefit? Our partners assist us in all kinds of areas. Discounted materials, certificate programs, assistance with set-up, one-night information seminars and donations to our programs to name a few.
How do our partners benefit? With over 10,000 members in IBEW Local 353, this is a huge opportunity for them to get their products and services recognized not just by members, but also throughout the industry. Our members’ understanding of their superior benefits translates to increased usage of the brand by others on and off the jobsite. By providing their knowledge, materials and services, our partners get to know the members of IBEW Local 353. They can be sure that they are well-trained well-trained in using their equipment and technology, and they are ready for any job or challenge that comes their way.
Our partners have been, and continue to be, the key to our success in every aspect.
We’re always looking for new partners to add into our family, and we’d be pleased to have your brand with us.
INDEPENDENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY INC.
Independent Electric Supply (IES) is a full line electrical distributor established in 1921. They are located in Scarborough, Ontario and service the GTA, and most of southern Ontario. Today they represent over 250 manufacturers with significant inventory levels at their warehouse.
Greenlee is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. it also leverages its powerful brands, such as, Greenlee Communications, and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction, and maintenance markets worldwide. For over 150 years, Greenlee has offered a complete solution to the tradesman within the holemaking, cable pulling, and conduit bending product lines.
The ECAO Certi-Fire Program is an intensive, four-level certification program for electricians. A certificate of achievement is issued for successful completion of each level with a certified wallet card being issued with the successful completion of Level IV. Certi-Fire meets the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code O. Reg. 213/07 and is recognized by the Ontario Fire Marshalls Office – satisfying Clause C.188.8.131.52. As a requirement of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, certified electricians must renew their certification every five years. Certi-Fire offers the expertise required to assess your needs, install the correct technology, and maintain and monitor your fire alarm system. Certi-Fire is a one-stop fire alarm security and peace of mind.
WORKERS HEALTH & SAFETY CENTRE
The Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is designated by the government as Ontario’s health and safety training centre. Their unique role is well earned. With 30 years experience, they are Ontario’s premier provider of occupational health and safety training for joint health and safety committees, smaller workplace health and safety representatives, workers and supervisors.
The National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) is a joint Labour-Management partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), First District, Canada and the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA). It provides leadership through national coordination on workforce skills development and public policy issues of importance to the electrical industry in Canada.
Lincoln Electric’s commitment to providing the most innovative, cost-effective, quality welding and cutting solutions is one that has guided their company for more than 100 years. This, coupled with their technological leadership and worldwide manufacturing and distribution resources, enables them to provide competent and reliable solutions for each of their customers. Lincoln Electric is the world leader in arc welding, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and brazing and soldering alloys.
Corning invented the world’s first low-loss optical fiber in 1970 and continues to pioneer optical fiber, cable and connectivity solutions. Corning is committed to teaching the industry’s designers and installers innovative technologies with an unprecedented level of expertise and industry support. Through the Corning Fiber IQ® program we seek to educate, support, and build relationships with leading fiber optic instructors throughout the industry. We keep instructors informed of our latest innovations, trends in technology, and the most current fiber training materials so that they may better educate their students on leading industry products and technology.
SDI Supplies is a Contractor and Industrial Supply Distribution company that provides products, services and solutions to a large and diverse customer base in Ontario. With over 20 years of experience in industrial distribution, SDI Supplies is committed to bringing the best products and services to electrical and mechanical, millwrighting and sheet metal contractors. They also service utilities, refineries, industrial companies and numerous other contractor trades.
Since 1857 Klein Tools has manufactured the highest quality hand tools. Today, the Klein brand is the #1 preferred hand tool in the electrical industry, as well as one of the leading brands in the maintenance, construction and industrial trades.