The 2017 Journeyman Mentor of the Year is Jay Metzger, from IBEW 654. Congratulations!

Jay always knew he wanted to be an electrician. He’s always had tools in his hands, and even helped his dad with welding projects as a kid. He said being in the IBEW is a great honor and feels a big sense of pride towards  it. Many of his family members were electricians, and his family business has been with the IBEW since 1976.

Jay was described as a dedicated and dependable person, who, “likes to make sure he can be there to help at any time.” He has a great work ethic, and really enjoys working with apprentices, even if it means taking an extra minute out of his day to show them the right way to do something.

Jay’s father said, “I’m very proud of him because he’s done it all on his own. Before he was even born he was going to be better than me, I made sure of that. I made sure he knew everything and how to use every tool safely.”

Jay won this award because he is an incredible, exceptional, and amazing person, who really gets after his work.


Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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