"Who we are...and what we represent"
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is a joint committee made up of representatives from both labor and management partnering together to produce the best-trained
Electricians in the Electrical Industry.
Representing the National Electrical Contractor’s Association - Long Island Chapter:
Michael Bender, President of Bana Electric Corp.
50 Gazza Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Michael Bender is the Co-Chairman/Co-Treasurer/Secretary of the JATC. His company has served Electrical Industry for over 55 years.
Robert Kohlmeyer, President of CRK Contracting of Suffolk Inc.
278 Indian Head Road
Kings Park, NY 11754
Robert Kohlmeyer, a Trustee of the JATC, has had a long history in the Electrical Industry.
Christian Hedlund, President of Hedlund Electrical Corp.
P.O. Box 511
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Christian began his career in the Electrical Industry as an apprentice. He graduated from this apprenticeship program and made Journeyman / Foreman and then decided to go into business for himself. He is also a Trustee of the JATC.
Representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union #25:
Michael O’Grady, President IBEW Local #25
(1971 – 1976) Apprentice Electrician
(1976 – Present) Journeyman Electrician/Foreman
(1996 – 2008) Officer IBEW Local Union #25/Chairman of the Examining board
(2008-Present) President IBEW Local #25
Michael O’Grady serves as President of IBEW Local #25
Alfred J. Mc Ateer 'AJ', Examining Board Chairman IBEW Local #25
(1994 – 1999) Apprentice Electrician
(1999 – Present) Journeyman/Foreman
(2008 – Present) Officer of IBEW Local Union #25, Chairman of the Examining Board
'AJ' is a Trustee of the JATC and serves as Co-Chairman/Co-Treasurer/Secretary of the JATC
Kevin M. Harvey, Business Manager IBEW Local Union #25
(1972-1976) Apprentice Electrician
(1976-2011) Journeyman/General Foreman/Foreman/Local Union Officer-Recording Secretary/Shop Steward/Committeeman
(1997-2004) J.A.T.C. Night School Instructor
(2004-2010) Business Representative Local Union #25
(2011-Present) Business Manager IBEW Local Union #25
Kevin M. Harvey, Trustee of the JATC, is the Business Manager of Local Union #25, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Local.
Representing the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry of Nassau and Suffolk Counties:
Christopher E. Kelly, Training Director
(1984-1988) Brooklyn Polytechnic University; B.S. Civil Engineering, CHI Epsilon
(1988-1998) President, G & C Home Improvements, Inc.
(1993-1998) Apprentice Electrician
(1998-2003) Journeyman/Foreman/General Foreman/Assistant Super.
(1998-2003) J.A.T.C. Night School Instructor
(2003-2004) J.A.T.C. Day-School Instructor
(2004-Present) J.A.T.C. Training Director