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IUE-CWA Trainees Participate in Signing Day

It’s often said that other professions should be celebrated the same way we celebrate professional athletes, and that’s just what happened last week in Dayton, Ohio. Gabriel Bierma, Jack Ledford, and DaMarian Scott, 2024 graduates of Northridge High School, received the “Division 1 Treatment” while signing their hiring papers with DMAX Ltd., a General Motors plant specializing in diesel engines. These young men also became members of IUE-CWA Local 84755, jumpstarting their careers in automotive technology.

The Industrial Manufacturing Technician Program (IMT) is a certification program administered by the IUE-CWA that provides aspiring technicians a springboard into the industry. Approximately 60 students matriculate through the program annually. IUE-CWA Local 84755, Local 84775, and the IUE-CWA National Office all contribute to the education of prospective new technicians.

IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew attended the event with IUE-CWA Senior Campaign Lead Dave Cash, IUE-CWA Local 84755 President Mike Gross and IUE-CWA Local 84755 members Chris Gross, and Jay Balwig. Northridge High School Superintendent Dave Jackson, members of the local school board, and Northridge Instructor Joe Miller also attended. Daniel Green represented DMAX, Ltd. Parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends of the graduates joined in the celebration.

IUE-CWA Signing Day 
Family and IUE-CWA supporters celebrate Northridge High School graduate Jack Ledford’s decision to accept employment with DMAX Ltd. and join IUE-CWA Local 84755 as part of IUE-CWA’s Industrial Manufacturing Technician Program. Pictured, front row: Ms. Ledford next to her son Jack Ledford. Back row, left to right: IUE-CWA Local 84755 members Daniel Green, Jay Balwig, and Chris Gross, IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew, and IUE-CWA Local 84755 President Mike Gross.


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