District 15, IAMAW welcomed 7 newly completed journeymen mechanics. All were part of the NJ sponsored Youth Transition To Work program. This program gives graduating seniors the chance to enter the diesel or auto tech field straight out of high school, Over 30 young people have successfully completed the program since its inception.
From left: Local 447 President Joseph Scianna, Local 447 Automotive Technicians Edwin Acevedo, Warleen Carrerra and Carlos Marin, District 15 Business Representative Cristino Vilorio, IAM Director of Apprenticeships Jim Reid, Local 447 Diesel Mechanic Joas Jean, Local 447 Automotive Technician Miguel Torres, District 15 Directing Business Representative Dominic Taibbi, Local 447 Diesel Mechanic Michael Csordas and IAM CREST Apprenticeship Coordinator Ira Stern. (Not pictured) Local 447 Automotive Technician Ben Colon.