Three Westfield Technical Academy seniors, Hunter Boisseau of Russell, David Hernandez of Springfield and Anthony Pighetti of Westfield, are currently in the cooperative education program at Elm Electrical, earning wages while continuing to learn on the job.

Elm Electrical, with headquarters in Westfield and offices in Marlborough and Middletown, Connecticut, serves industrial and commercial customers with a focus on clean energy, and believes in training its workforce. Paul Asselin, senior project manager, said the company established Elm Futures, an apprenticeship training center that has two classrooms built three years ago in its Westfield facility.