Consisting of credentials, professional certificates, correspondence, awards, certificates of thanks, photographs, video,
ephemera, memorandums, notes, documents, publications, and artifacts, the collection documents Jane Templin’s career
as an electrician and electrician trainer in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, her activities as a member
and officer of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11, and her outreach efforts
to recruit women, students, and minorities to consider careers in the construction trades.
Jane Ellen Templin was born on December 26, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1967.
She began her career as an electrician in 1976 as an apprentice Electrical Inside Wireman in the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union. Her first experience involved installing electrical systems in residential townhouses.
She advanced to Journey level in 1980, later becoming a steward, foreman, general foreman, and the business agent and
dispatcher for IBEW Local 11. After graduating her apprenticeship, Templin also acquired her California teaching certificate
and began work as a part-time instructor at the Electrical Training Institute (ETI), an apprenticeship program of the IBEW
and the National Electrical Contractors Association. In 1996, she became a full-time senior instructor at ETI, and in 2006
became the program’s Outreach Director. Templin was elected vice president of IBEW Local 11 in 2009.
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