IBEW 569 Welcomes New Training Director – Tammy Spinks

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017, SAN DIEGO, CA - Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 569 and the San Diego Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) welcomes Tammy Spinks as the new Training Director of our San Diego and Imperial Counties Electrical Training Centers and apprenticeship programs.  

Tammy Spinks is a graduate of our apprenticeship program and was recognized as the Outstanding Apprentice Graduate with Honors when she graduated in 2012.  Tammy also received a five year perfect attendance award and the Union Recognition Award for meritorious service to IBEW Local 569 during her tenure in the apprenticeship program. Tammy served as the elected student body president for 2 years. 

Upon graduation she worked as a Foreman for Neal Electric on service, commercial and industrial projects. She served as an instructor at the San Diego Electrical Training Center teaching classes in National Electrical Code, Instrumentation, PLC’s and Motor Controls.  She is an authorized trainer for OSHA 10 and Osha 30, MEDIC CPR, AED and First Aid, the Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP), and for Green Building Professionals (GPRO). Tammy is a California State Certified Electrician. She received her Associates Degree from Palomar College in Electricity and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the National Labor College.  

For the last 4 years she has served as the Imperial Valley Electrical Training Center Coordinator working out of Imperial County to oversee the operations and development of the Training Center.  Here she established strategic partnerships with local schools, workforce development boards, and other community organizations to help educate the region on Union apprenticeship programs and the necessity of developing a skilled workforce that receives a living wage, health insurance and pension.

She is actively involved in the California Apprenticeship Counsel, National Electrical Training Directors Association, California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association, and various other Local, State and National organizations to ensure that the San Diego Electrical Training Center continues to be acknowledged as one of the premier apprenticeship programs in the country.

IBEW 569 Business Manager Nick Segura commented, “Tammy’s experience and skills will be a great asset to our journeymen and apprentices and our work to further training and apprenticeship opportunities for community members. We look forward to her dynamic energy, skills and passion growing our industry and strengthening electrical training throughout our region.”

Tammy Spinks remarked, "My vision is to develop, motivate, lead and encourage the growth of industry leading Electrical Training. I look forward to directing the education that makes that future possible."

Tammy can be reached at tspinks@sdett.org or (858) 569-6633.


Founded in 1891, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 members working in a variety of fields including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. IBEW Local 569 represents more than 3,300 members in San Diego and Imperial Counties.