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Over the past few months, Klein Tools has donated rolling tool cabinets to Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs) all over the country. The cabinets are just part of the quarter million-dollar pledge Klein made during the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee’s (NJATC) 2007 National Training Institute’s (NTI) graduation ceremony. Klein Tools also gave $5,000 scholarships to five JATCs and $5,000 endowments consisting of 25 apprentice tool kits to another five JATCs.
“The three rolling tool cabinets and associated tools we received definitely help us provide the best training possible,” said Jeffery Stuber, training director of the Canton, Ohio, electrical JATC.
Klein Tools has been an active supporter of NJATC training initiatives for more than two decades. During the partnership, it has given more than $1 million in tools and endowments to help train the IBEW/NECA work force. Tool scholarship and endowment winners were randomly chosen from participants attending the 2007 NTI.