Electrical Wiring Technology Receives Donation from Lutron Electronics

Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has generously donated $3,000 to the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Electrical Wiring Technology vocational program to help energize student learning in the school’s electrical program.

The gift, a Lutron Vive lighting and energy management control, was donated by Joseph Pero of Lutron and Keith MacKay of Yusen Associates of Woburn, Massachusetts and was presented to Cathie Rebelo, Director of Vocational Education at Tri-County, Electrical Instructors, Francis McKeown and Robert Sprague, and Electrical Wiring Technology students.

Lutron’s Vive is a revolutionary, simple and scalable wireless lighting control solution for new and existing buildings. Vive wireless works great as a retrofit application, providing flexible wireless lighting design and installation options. The new Vive Wireless Hub provides Vive Vue software allowing facility managers and building owners the ability to maximize productivity and building performance.

The Electrical Wiring Technology vocational program is reliant on equipment like the Lutron Vive to develop and build projects which advance learning and promote real-world application and experience for students. The plan is to use this equipment in the classroom to control lighting and HVAC systems.

After discovering that the electrical program may not be able to afford to purchase the Lutron equipment on their own, John Narducci, Branch Manager of Electrical Wholesalers of Franklin, stepped in to help by contacting Lutron and asking for a donation of the product. “Electrical Wholesalers have already helped and supported the Tri-County Electrical program by sponsoring school field trips to the Museum of Science in Boston,” said Francis McKeown, Electrical Instructor at Tri-County. “We are so grateful for this generous gift as well.”

The students are excited to work hands-on with the equipment. This gift creates an amazing opportunity for the electrical students. “The Lutron Vive lighting and energy management control is an investment in student success and its impact on student learning will be felt over the coming years,” said Robert Sprague, Tri-County Electrical Instructor.

Electrical Wholesalers is a full service electrical distributor with branches throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire and provide the highest quality service to electrical contractors as well as residential, commercial and industrial. Electrical Wholesalers is owned by US Electrical Services, Inc., the largest distribution company in the country. 

Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. (www.lutron.com), headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures lighting controls and automated window treatments for residential and commercial applications. Lutron products save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and office.

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.