On Sunday, October 10, 2021, during NECA 2021 Nashville, Kurt Brinkman was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contracting. Fellowship in the Academy of Electrical Contracting is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an individual in the industry. The Academy honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, as it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry. Kurt has rendered exceptional service to the industry and NECA. Congratulations to Kurt Brinkman this great accomplishment!
David Long, NECA CEO, has been appointed to the US DOL’s newly reinstated Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The members of this committee provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeships.
The Advisory Committee will also promote greater awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships, foster increased alignment between apprenticeship opportunities and workforce and education systems, expand apprenticeships into new industries and occupations and ensure equity for under-represented populations.
Don’t forget to register for NorCal NECA’s annual Sporting Clay Classic benefiting the NorCal NECA PAC FPPC #960734. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
- Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
- Location: Birds Landing Hunting Preserve
For more information on the event and sponsorship available, please click here.
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.
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.
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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.
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- 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