Careers in Construction

October marks an important occasion for JM Electrical as we join in the nationwide celebration of Careers in Construction Month. This dedicated month is more than just a calendar event; it’s an opportunity to recognize the vast potential and various opportunities within the construction industry. With an impending demand for skilled professionals and the need for a diverse workforce, this month takes on heightened importance, especially in the wake of economic challenges across the industry. We proudly participate in this nationwide campaign, emphasizing the value of careers in construction and championing diversity within the industry.   

At JM Electrical, we take pride in our dedicated electricians who are the heartbeat of our projects. Their expertise, dedication, and hard work are the driving forces behind our success. We deeply value their skills and the hands-on experience they bring to every project.  Simultaneously, our corporate office plays a crucial role in supporting various aspects of our projects. From meticulous project management to detailed scope of work, precise bidding processes, and comprehensive support, our office team ensures our on-site professionals can focus on their craft.  

Careers in Construction Month serves to raise public awareness about construction careers, inspire the next generation of craft professionals, and underscore the appealing, well-compensated avenues within the building trades sector. During this month, we actively take part, highlighting the rich career paths available and showcasing the industry’s many rewarding aspects. By promoting this campaign, we aim to encourage individuals to explore the thriving world of construction careers.  

Nurturing Talent and Building Futures  

In the heart of this celebration, JM Electrical stands as a beacon of opportunity. With an impressive team boasting an average tenure of 14 years, we are not just a workplace; we are a training ground, a mentorship hub, and a pathway to a fulfilling career. Through strategic programs and initiatives, we actively recruit and train talent. Our commitment includes a comprehensive CW training program at the JME Innovation Center, offering hands-on experiences, mentorship avenues, and continuous learning programs for all employees interested in joining the trade.  

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion  

JM Electrical recognizes the invaluable contribution of a diverse workforce. While the industry seeks to hire more women, we are actively engaged in initiatives to promote gender diversity. Regardless of gender, all our skilled electricians start as apprentices, undergoing extensive training through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) Training Program. This five-year program equips apprentices with 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and 1,000 hours of intensive classroom teaching, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the field.  

Partnerships with NECA and IBEW Local 103  

JM Electrical does not walk this path alone; strategic collaborations amplify our impact. We collaborate closely with industry leaders, including the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and IBEW Local 103. NECA, a prominent trade association, supports the electrical contracting industry and plays a vital role in fostering diversity and equal opportunity. IBEW Local 103, a labor union based in Boston, Massachusetts, is dedicated to providing well-trained, efficient, and safe electricians while promoting economic fairness and charitable giving in communities.  

Looking to the Future   

Careers in Construction Month signifies not just a celebration but a commitment to shaping the future of the construction industry. Our dedication to workforce development, gender diversity, and collaboration with industry stalwarts like NECA and IBEW Local 103 reflects our proactive stance in advancing careers in construction. By investing in people and promoting inclusivity, JM Electrical is not only contributing to the industry’s growth but also ensuring a brighter, more diverse future for construction professionals.  

As the leading specialized electrical contractor in greater Boston, JM Electrical is proud to partake in Careers in Construction Month, celebrating the rewarding career paths in our industry this month and beyond. Our mission is to exceed all expectations related to electrical installation and services, and exemplify our company’s core values of safety, quality, relationships, our people, accountability, and communication to provide the highest level of service to the commercial electrical contracting industry.   

Whitney Mugford- Director, Human Resources