Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.

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Mission and Vision

  • To train, educate and develop the current and future skilled trades workforce. 
  • To influence and alter the political environment to ensure fair and open competition in the electrical and related Industries.

Our Core Values

SERVICE: WECA is contractor-driven and focused on apprentice and student needs, which determine our initiatives.

EXPERTISE: WECA is a knowledgeable, professional, and reliable resource you can count on for the information you need.

VISION: WECA is open and responsive to change, seeing the possibilities of tomorrow without being confined by the challenges of today.

INNOVATION: WECA is at the forefront of technical and strategic innovations in bringing quality solutions and innovations to the industry 

COMMITMENT: WECA is committed to fighting for fair and open competition and equal opportunities in our industry.

WECA's History & Purpose

Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA), is a nonprofit organization serving merit shop electrical contractors, their employees and the industry suppliers that support them. Founded in 1929, the association has served the American West for over ninety years.

WECA offers strong political and public affairs efforts, networking, specialized member services, training, and workforce development in an effort to achieve its goal of promoting merit shop electrical contracting as the most valuable, qualified choice for the electrical construction industry. WECA promotes workforce development for the electrical and low voltage fields across the Western United States.

In California, WECA offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, a state-approved Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, and state-approved continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians and low voltage technicians.

In Arizona, WECA offers a federal and state-approved Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians.

In Utah, WECA offers a federally-approved and Registered, Division of Professional Licensing-Recognized Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program.

WECA additionally shares its expertise by producing curriculum products and publications for the industry.

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