New course alert!


Aprender acerca de la salud y la seguridad en el lugar de trabajo es fácil con WECA y el socio educativo ClickSafety, la completa suite de cursos de capacitación en seguridad en línea -- como OSHA 30 Construcción en español! Este curso en línea de 30 horas es una excelente introducción en español a temas de salud y seguridad en la construcción, como la gestión de la seguridad y la salud, centrándose en los peligros y las medidas preventivas, y mucho más. Visite GOWECA.com para obtener más información y comenzar hoy mismo.

Learning about health and safety on the jobsite is easy with WECA and educational partner ClickSafety's comprehensive suite of online safety training courses--like OSHA 30 Construction in Spanish! This 30-hour online course is an excellent Spanish-language introduction to construction health and safety topics such as managing safety and health, focusing on hazards and preventative measures, and more. Visit GOWECA.com to learn more and get started today! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #onlinelearning #safety #safetyfirst #careersinconstruction

#goweca #wecamade #wecapride #onlinelearning #safety #safetyfirst #careersinconstruction

This Thursday!

#WECA Member Contractor @helix_electric will speak on opportunities in the electrical industry and WECA will conduct a STEM activity for 24 Girl Scouts that will focus on the basics of electrical circuits and Ohm's Law. The scout participants, in groups of 4, will have the opportunity to use our electrical lab board to learn about electrical circuits and use meters to measure voltage difference based on the load of the circuits using Ohm's Law. #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #stem #careersinconstruction #womeninconstruction #thefutureisfemale

REPOST from @SacramentoCCCA: Our next STEM event is happening this Thursday the 7th! This month's event is focused on the fundamentals of electrical circuits, how electricity works, and how math is used by electricians and electrical engineers! The Girl Scouts will also be able to participate in building their own electrical circuit! We'll be joined by @helix_electric and @weca_inc for this event!

To register for this FREE event, please visit the link in @sacramentoccca 's bio! We'll see you there! #cccabound #studentsofccca

Meet Bill Garr, WECA's new Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education Lead Instructor.

Though he's new to the position, Bill's no stranger to WECA--he received his Electrician Trainee program certificate with WECA in 2014 and has been teaching GetWired! online courses since 2017. Bill says that he loves "teaching electrical theory and code, which leads to helping people be better at what they do. My goal is to educate and inspire electricians, so that we leave and build a better place for all." Well said, Bill! Visit GOWECA.com > News and Events to read his spotlight! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #getwired #onlinelearning #electrician #careersinconstruction

Learning CPR is vitally important for electricians.

That's why WECA implements advanced learning technologies--like virtual reality--into our training to deliver a comprehensive safety curriculum to our Apprentices and ensure they're confident in their capabilities should the need arise. Enjoy these behind-the-scenes pics of a VR CPR class in action at our Sacramento training facility today! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #apprenticeship #safety #safetyfirst #cpr #virtualreality #careersinconstruction

"The major perk of an Apprenticeship with WECA, rather than a traditional college education, would be the cost.

Apprenticeship tuition is paid for by the employing contractor--the phrase 'earn while you learn' is a big part of the Apprenticeship program." - WECA Apprentice Laura Varela. Women make up 9% of WECA's Commercial Electrical Apprentices in Arizona; higher than the national average! Visit GOWECA.COM > APPRENTICESHIP to learn more about applying to the WECA Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and studying at our Phoenix Training Facility. #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #apprenticeship #commercialelectrical #arizona #phoenix #americanwest #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

Check out some fourth-year #WECA Commercial Electrical Apprentices in the lab this week!

This could be you too—visit GOWECA.COM > APPRENTICESHIP to apply to become a WECA Commercial Electrical Apprentice in California or Arizona and get paid to learn on the job and in the classroom! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #apprenticeship #commercialelectrical #california #arizona #americanwest #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

We agree with #WECA Member Contractor @southwestindustrialelec’s sentiment that machinery power never looked so good!

Thanks for sharing your handiwork! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #commercialelectrical #electricalcontracting #california #careersinconstruction

Come find a job that you can turn into a career at @nsbif 's Construction Industry Job Fair this Wednesday, Sept.

22 in #Sacramento ! WECA's Workforce Development Supervisor, Diane, and Commercial Electrical Instructor, Zach, will be there to talk about how WECA's Commercial Electrical, Residential Electrical, and Low Voltage Apprenticeship Programs can set you up for strong careers as electricians and low voltage technicians. Plus, all three Apprenticeship programs allow you to #earnwhileyoulearn and #buildyourcareer , so that you can graduate with #nodebt ! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity--to register for the FREE fair, go to the Eventbrite website and type in "North State Building Industry Foundation" and click on "Construction Industry Job Fair - September 22". #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #california #sacramento #ranchocordova #apprenticeship #commercialelectrical #residentialelectrical #lowvoltage #voicedatavideo #firelifesafety #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

#WECA Member Contractor @citadelroofingandsolar has put solar canopies on dozens of gas stations throughout the Bay Area and the Sacramento area!

These canopies help power the gas stations and save them money. So the next time you go to fuel up in the Bay Area or the Sacramento area...look up! You may just be under a Citadel solar canopy! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #solar #solarenergy #thefutureisbright #photovoltaic #electricalcontracting #careersinconstruction

#WECA Member Contractors: there's a new way to find employees in your area!

WECA's newest Industry Partner, @tradehounds , has an app that connects electrical contractors seeking new employees to over 225,000 skilled tradespeople seeking jobs nationwide. Trade Hounds can get your job postings in front of prospective candidates via text and app notifications. Want to get started with Trade Hounds? Visit us at GOWECA.com > News and Events to read our recent profile on them and learn more! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #california #arizona #americanwest #electricalcontracting #electricians #electriciantrainees #lowvoltagetechnicians #journeyman #careersinconstruction

Launching tonight! Our newly redesigned GetWired!

403, Jobsite Management Skills, now featuring a project-based curriculum in which students simultaneously learn the ProCore and Esticom construction management software platforms. Tonight's class start date is sold out but we have a few seats remaining in the next class, which runs M-W evenings starting Nov 8th. This class is good for 32 continuing ed (or advanced electrician trainee) hours! Visit GOWECA.COM > JOURNEYMEN or ELECTRICIAN TRAINEES > TAKE A CLASS to enroll. #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #onlinelearning #getwired #commercialelectrical #residentialelectrical #leadership #foremanship #electricalestimating #constructionprojectmanagement #careersinconstruction

#WECA has long been a proud innovator of electrical education for the industry.

That's why we introduced the WECA Project Engineer to Project Manager (PE to PM) program earlier this year, which provides online, essential training in electrical concepts, the Code, and best practices for non-electrician construction professionals. If you're a project engineer, general contractor, or other construction pro, visit GOWECA.COM > INDUSTRY EDUCATION to get started! Or, if you know someone who could benefit, share this link with them! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #onlinelearning #projectengineer #generalcontractor #solarinstaller #constructionprofessionals #constructionprojectmanagement #careersinconstruction

Happy Friday! We're loving this excellent underground work from the Turlock jobsite of #WECA Member Contractor @barnum.celillo.electric.

Definitely a nice sight (Site? Yeah, you see what we did there 👀) to start the weekend! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #commercialelectrical #electricalcontracting #electricalcontractors #electrician #electricianlife #careersinconstruction

Looking back at some WECA NorCal Low Voltage Apprentices with instructors John Arias and Neil Pesarillo in 2018 (left) and reconvening with John in 2021 at this year's graduation (right).

Congrats, guys! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021 #classof2020 #northerncalifornia #sacramento #ranchocordova #lowvoltage #voicedatavideo #firelifesafety #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction #apprenticeship

WECA Member Contractors: are you looking for a supplier for all of your electrical and industrial distribution needs?

Look no further than one of WECA's newest Industry Partners, OneSource Distributors! With 19 locations in California and Arizona (not to mention Hawaii and Mexico's Baja California region!), OneSource makes it easy to acquire all the indoor, outdoor and industrial lighting and controls, distribution gear, safety products, enclosures, wire and cable, wiring devices, solar, renewables and EV charging stations, and tools and testing products needed to get the job done. And as a WECA Member Contractor, you can take advantage of ongoing programs and discounts! Visit GOWECA.com > News and Events to learn how you can take advantage of this WECA Member Contractor benefit today! #goweca #industrypartner #electricalcontracting #careersinconstruction

Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone! We hope you have a safe and relaxing long weekend.

Please note that all WECA locations will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, September 6th. #goweca #laborday

Check out these GetWired! 102 labs held at our Rancho Cordova HQ last Saturday, August 28th.

Electrician Trainees got hands-on instruction in wiring up series, parallel, and combination circuits and comparing the characteristics of those circuits as well as looking at those characteristics' effects on the lighting of the installed lamps. Interested in becoming an Electrician Trainee through WECA's GetWired! program, where you take courses online on weeknight evenings and attend in-person labs like this one, once a quarter on Saturdays (at the WECA training facility nearest to you, of course)? Visit GOWECA.com to learn more and enroll! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #getwired #onlinelearning #careersinconstruction #solar #C10 #c46 #electrician

Drumroll, please...for the WECA Northern California Class of 2021!

Help us celebrate our graduates with our video recap of last Saturday's Northern California Class of 2021 graduation. Go to YOUTUBE.COM/GOWECA to watch! Congratulations, everyone! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021
#northerncalifornia #sacramento #ranchocordova #fresno #commercialelectrical #residentialelectrical #lowvoltage #voicedatavideo #firelifesafety #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

WECA's got great news--our Low Voltage Electrical Apprenticeship program has received a college

credit recommendation from the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), which means that Low Voltage Electrical Apprentices can now gain access to college credit for completion of their three-year Apprenticeship program! Visit GOWECA.COM > APPRENTICESHIP to learn more! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #lowvoltage #voicedatavideo #firelifesafety #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

Happy Friday, everyone! Go to YOUTUBE.COM/GOWECA to watch our video recap of last week's WECA Southern California Class of 2021 graduation.

Congratulations to all of our Southern California graduates--we were thrilled to celebrate with you! And be sure to check back next week for coverage of all things WECA Northern California Class of 2021 graduation! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021 #southerncalifornia #sandiego #commercialelectrical #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction #apprenticeship

2021 Southern California Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Graduate and Salutatorian Justin

Salter says that "WECA really puts your life on track to succeed." That, and he believes that the "WECA program is fantastic. Coming out of it, making the kind of money electricians make while being debt-free--I know many of my friends who went to college instead regret going that route because of the massive hole they now have to climb out of. It's a very good career option." Thank you for the great insight, Justin, and congratulations! To read Justin's spotlight, visit GOWECA.com > About WECA > Spotlights. #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021 #southerncalifornia #sandiego #commercialelectrical #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction #apprenticeship

The WECA Northern California graduation ceremony is coming up this Saturday, and we're excited to celebrate the occasion with our graduates and their guests!

But before we get to all the pomp and circumstance, check out this spotlight on Northern California Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship graduate Autumn DeChaine, who also holds the distinction of graduating from WECA's Low Voltage Apprenticeship program as its Valedictorian in 2014! Autumn says "I'm really glad that I chose to graduate from the Low Voltage Apprenticeship program before joining the Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program. It added value to my career as an electrician and gave me a good foundation before going into the Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program." Visit us at GOWECA.com > About Us > Spotlights to read the rest of Autumn's spotlight. Congratulations on your second WECA graduation, Autumn! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021 #northerncalifornia #ranchocordova #commercialelectrical #lowvoltage #voicedatavideo #firelifesafety #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

Want to become a Low Voltage Technician (and work with cool stuff like security systems, fire alarm systems, servers, and more)?

Garrett Wallace, a Southern California Low Voltage Apprenticeship graduate out of WECA's San Diego training facility, says that "WECA is the best way to help your career." More specifically, Garrett credits WECA with giving him an amazing career and says that WECA San Diego Low Voltage Apprenticeship instructor Neil Pesarillo "helped all of us so much and was always willing to answer all our questions." Thank you for the kind words, Garrett, and congratulations on your graduation! To read Garrett's spotlight, visit us at GOWECA.com > About Us > Spotlights! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021 #southerncalifornia #sandiego #commercialelectrical #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction

Bowling led Southern California Low Voltage Apprenticeship graduate Drew Sisson to WECA's San Diego training facility and a career as a Low Voltage Technician.

"It all started with a friend I knew from bowling who offered me a job. He started my path on the career I now have," he says. Pro tip--always be open to opportunities, however unexpected they may be! Want to learn more about Drew's Low Voltage Apprenticeship with WECA? Go to GOWECA.COM > ABOUT WECA > SPOTLIGHTS. Congratulations, Drew! #goweca #wecamade #wecapride #graduation #classof2021 #southerncalifornia #sandiego #commercialelectrical #buildyourcareer #earnwhileyoulearn #nodebt #payingforcollege #careersinconstruction