Jim Patterson, Director

Jim began his role as Training Director of the Indianapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee in 2004.  He is a graduate of the Inside Wireman program and a 35 year member of IBEW #481. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree from the George Meany Center for Labor Studies and has numerous industry certifications.  During his tenure as our Director, Jim has served as the Chairman of the National Electrical Training Directors Association and hosted the National Training Director’s Conference in Indianapolis.  He has served as a committee member for the NJATC Education Committee, Chair of the Instrumentation Committee and was on the committee charged with developing the new Training Directors manual for incoming Training Directors for the NJATC.

Under his leadership, the method in which apprentices report jobsite hours and jobsite evaluations changed from paper copies to a digital portal entry.  Jim has worked with training partners on a national basis to secure educational partnerships and Since 2011 Jim and his staff have secured Federal grants in excess of $225,000 for the purchase of equipment to enhance the training of apprentices and journeymen at the Electrical Training Institute.

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Andre Grocox, Instructor

Andre is a graduate from both the Inside Wireman and Telecommunication program at the IEJATC.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from Ball State.  Andre's industry certifications include a Master Electrical License, USGBC LEED Green Associate, BICSI T3 Certified trainer, Panduit Systems Trainer, JLG Aerial Lift Certified Trainer, and OSHA 30.  His areas of concentration include Low Voltage applications, Telecommunications, BICSI, and AC/DC theory.

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Mike Hopkins, Instructor

Mike is a graduate from the Inside Wireman program at the IEJATC.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.  Mike's industry certifications include a Master Electrical License, LonMark Certified Professinal, OSHA 30, Hilti Certified Trainer.  His areas of concentration include Motor Controls, NFPA 70E Electrical Hazards, AC/DC theory, and Human Relations.

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Paul Meyers, Instructor

Paul is a graduate from the Inside Wireman program at the IEJATC.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.  Paul's industry certifications include a Master Electrical License, ICC Electrical Inspector, EPRI A + B + Test Administrator, ISA CCST Level 3, LonMark Certified Professional, HART Systems, OSHA 30, and HILTI Certified Trainer.  His areas of concentration include Instrumentation, Building Automation, Codeology, and Motor Controls.  

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Jeremy Orcutt, Instructor

Jeremy is a graduate from the Inside Wireman program at the IEJATC.  He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.  Jeremy's industry certifications include a Master Electrical License, NJATC Test Administrator, Rockwell Automation PLC Certified Trainer, OSHA 30 Certified Instructor, and OSHA Certifed Confined Space Trainer.  His areas of concentration include PLC Programming, Conduit Bending, Building Automation, and OSHA Safety Training.  

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