Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.

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Please help us welcome Talon Pobuda to WECA as an Apprenticeship Instructor! He currently teaches at the San Diego Training Facility. As a Journeyman, Talon did residential solar installations and commercial construction during the years before becoming an instructor with WECA. He started as a Get Wired instructor in 2017 before being hired full time. He adds, "I got interested in teaching because I found myself giving lessons on my job sites, and I really enjoyed it. So I started looking for ways to make it part of my career."

Talon loves that there is always more to know in the electrical trade, which allows him to constantly expand his expertise when it comes to teaching. Talon believes in teaching his students to stay dedicated and passionate about their careers, saying that though there may be less challenging paths, WECA's Apprenticeship programs can set an individual for life. He adds, "I'm really looking forward to the chance to help shape students into the best electrician they can be. And I hope to be able to help our members by helping to make their apprentices more than just workers."

Raised in North County San Diego, Talon pursues hiking and flying light aircraft in his spare time, and has plans to hike Mount San Jacinto and Mount Whitney within the next year. Welcome, Talon! We're so excited to have you as part of the WECA team.