IBEW Local 10 Supports Senator Schumer's $1.4 Million Push for Rural Line-Worker Training Program in Upstate New York
                   IBEW Local 10 Supports Senator Schumer's $1.4 Million
         Push for Rural Line-Worker Training Program in Upstate New York

Binghamton, NY — Aug 10 — IBEW Local 10 is proud to announce its enthusiastic
support for the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer's endeavor to secure
over $1.4 million from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Opportunity for Rural
Communities (WORC) initiative. The funding is intended to bolster the Delaware
County Electric Cooperative’s (DCEC) new line-worker training program, which aims
to train a minimum of 200 workers for well-paying, union jobs within the Southern
Tier region.

The proposed "Building a Skilled Workforce to Construct and Maintain Core Critical
Electric and Broadband Infrastructure" program focuses on enhancing workforce
skills and filling crucial gaps in rural communities' electric and telecommunications
infrastructure. The program aims to establish a comprehensive line-worker
apprenticeship initiative, offering training opportunities for both new and
experienced line-workers.

DCEC serves more than 4,800 member-owners across Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie,
and Chenango counties. Senator Schumer's dedication to securing funding for
DCEC’s line-worker training program is aligned with his ongoing efforts to empower
rural electric co-operatives, ensuring that their transformative work continues to
benefit underserved communities throughout the Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley

Senator Schumer shared his vision for the initiative: “Now is the time to supercharge
the tremendous work of these co-ops like Delaware County’s, which is why I am
pushing for the Department of Labor to invest over $1.4 million to develop the
DCEC’s line-worker training program, to ensure the good paying jobs from these
investments to modernizing our electric infrastructure goes to local workers here in
Delaware County and the Southern Tier.”

We applaud Senator Schumer’s commitment to fortifying the future of Upstate New
York's rural communities through sustainable, well-paying jobs and essential
infrastructure development. The union eagerly anticipates the positive
impact of this program on the local workforce and is proud to be a part of
this transformative initiative.