Alex Caraballo
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 332, Journeyman Electrician

Alex was raised in Fremont, CA until he left for San Jose State, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Justice Studies. After completing his undergraduate degree, he was fortunate enough to be selected to start an apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as an Inside Wireman. The IBEW gave him the opportunity to develop mechanical skills he had never before possessed. Those newly formed mechanical skills have gone a long way to strengthening his critical thinking abilities. Alongside his studies, Alex has always had passion for helping others and how politics affects the lives of everyone within our communities.

Alex's successes have come to fruition because of his amazing support system, and those who have taken the time to mentor him into being his best self. He has turned his focus into helping young people. He visits schools, illustrating the advantages of careers in the building trades, emphasizing how politics affects the lives of all future members of the US workforce.

As the President of RENEW (Reach out and Engage the Next-Generation of Electrical Workers) a group that was formed to teach young workers within the IBEW about leadership and the fundamental structure of the organization, he spends a lot of time working with and instructing apprentices about how to put themselves in the best positions to succeed in their careers. He also serves as an Executive Councilmember of the EWMC (Electrical Workers Minority Caucus), the largest community service arm of the IBEW, which promotes racial and gender equality within the IBEW.