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The Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association serves the Electrical Contracting Industry in Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties. Here you will find the latest information related to the electrical industry.


Congratulations to Graduating Apprentices

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Solano/Napa Counties Apprenticeship made the tough decision to cancel their 2021 Apprentice Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations to each of the 2021 Solano/Napa JATC Graduates, and a special congratulations to Max Ripley who was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Apprentice of the Year. Mr. Ripley was awarded a $1,000 check from the Electrical Contractors Trust of Solano/Napa Counties.

The 2021 Inside Graduates are listed A-Z: Tre’Lucien Changeux, Joseph R. Chapin, Ghalee A. Grimes, Joel Hernandez, Tyler Needler, Caleb Ripley, Max Ripley, Jesus Segura and Eric Stobel.


Education Series for Small to Medium-Sized Contractors

To provide more resources for small and medium contractors, NECA has developed the Electrical Contractor Essentials course series. They are kicking off the program with a one-day virtual class, Electrical Contractor Essentials: Finance, Insurance and Legal. This class was designed specifically for NECA’s small and medium-sized contractors and will bring in experts to discuss the essential elements of finance, insurance and risk, and legal issues that all contractors need to know.

The class will take place on June 10, 2021, from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST.  The registration fee for NECA Members is $99 and participating attendees of this program will receive a $99 credit for the NECA 2021 Convention in Nashville.

Click here to register.


ELECTRI International Releases New Research Report

The electrical power industry is the backbone of America’s economic sector, supporting more than seven million American jobs. Considering how essential electricians are to society, it is not surprising that electricians’ employment from 2019-2029 is projected to have an eight percent growth rate, much faster than the average for all occupations.

However, it is widely recognized that the workforce shortage has been steadily increasing in the last few years and electricians are one of the top five most challenging craft positions to fill. Targeting young students and women represents one solid solution to the huge workforce shortage problem facing the industry. Researchers have suggested supplementing conventional recruiting and development methods with approaches that place more emphasis on creating active experiences that embrace state-of-the-art technologies.

This ELECTRI International study is the first effort to use immersive storytelling to attract candidates to the electrical trades using the virtual environment of real jobsites. This project introduces the Virtual Reality Electrician, a 360-degree immersive environment powered by virtual electricians to tell success stories of electrical trades and attract young students and women to join the industry.

Contact the Chapter office to receive a copy of this report.


Updated Cost Data Sheets

Effective June 1, 2021, the following increases will go into effect. Please be sure to download the updated cost data sheets from the “Agreements” section of the NorCal NECA Website.
  • Alameda County, IBEW Local 595W (both inside and maintenance agreements)
  • Mariposa/Merced/Stanislaus/Tuolumne Counties, IBEW Local 684
  • San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties, IBEW Local 595E
  • Solano and Napa Counties, IBEW Local 180
  • Bay Area CE/CW MAI-MOU