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WECA Reaches Out to Students at Career Fair

Recently, the outreach team was on hand at one of the largest career fairs focused on high school and middle school students.

The Career GPS Career Expo was an opportunity for thousands of young people in the Sacramento region to meet organizations like WECA, and learn about career opportunities like becoming an electrician.

Wendy Flanagan, WECA Workforce Development Manager, highlights electrician training paths to a student.

Many students came by our booth to ask questions and learn more about what electricians do and what it takes to become one. 

Jimmie Slemp, WECA Instructor/Lab Manager, demonstrates wiring concepts.

Students also had an opportunity to see a demonstration wall and check out many of the tools commonly used by electricians. "It was great to engage with students and help them understand what electricians do and the career benefits, " - said Jimmie Slemp. "Maybe we've inspired the next generation of electricians!"