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Dear WECA Community,

     Online and on the phone, WECA is open and looking forward to serving you! Our physical locations are closed to the public indefinitely due to the COVID-19 situation and California Stay-at-Home order. WECA's Rancho Cordova headquarters and San Diego and Riverside training facilities can't serve you in person at this time, but please call us at 1-877-444-9322 or email us as you usually would. Our entire staff is online, on the phones, and ready to help!  

    The health and safety of our apprentices, students, staff, members, and greater community are top concerns at WECA, and we have been closely watching news and recommendations from the CDC and state and local authorities. We have taken measures to ensure that WECA continues to serve its educational mission with a minimum of disruption, while also prioritizing health and safety. Please review the information below for changes to upcoming class scheduling, in response to the growing spread of COVID-19 in California. 

     The situation around COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and WECA's class delivery plans are subject to further modifications based upon subsequent advice from authorities.  Please follow WECA's communications closely and check back to this page often for further updates, as we will do our best to rapidly communicate any further changes to you. Thank you for your patience and solidarity as we all work together to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

Sincerely,

   The WECA Team​

Quicklinks:

Information for Apprentices and their Member Contractors

Information for Electrician Trainees, Journeyman Continuing Education and General Students, and their Contractors

Contractor Resources


For Apprentices and their Member Contractors

 

 

For those apprentices already attending a class in session which began March 16th: 

  • WECA will complete the onsite delivery of  WEEK ONE of your class through Friday the 20th.
  • You will attend WEEK TWO of your class online, commencing March 23rd.
  • Your online remote class will be instructor-led, in real-time. Your class days and times will remain exactly the same as if you were attending in person.
  • You will be notified of your online class login and other remote access instructions as soon as possible, prior to the start date of your class. Please keep a close watch on your email for further instructions.

For those apprentices who have a class beginning the week of March 23rd, March 30th, or April 6th:

  • Your class will be rescheduled for a future date. You'll be notified of your rescheduled dates as soon as possible.

For those apprentices who have a class beginning the week of April 13th or later:

  • WECA intends to deliver your apprenticeship classes online, until such time as the COVID-19 threat recedes and the classroom learning experience can be resumed.
  • You will attend your classes remotely, online, instructor-led, in real-time. Your class days and times will remain exactly the same as if you were attending in person.
  • You will be notified of your online class login and other remote access instructions as soon as possible, prior to the start date of your class. 

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For Electrician Trainees, Journeyman Continuing Education and General Students, and their Contractors

     Please review the information below for changes to upcoming onsite lab scheduling and in-person classroom courses, in response to the growing spread of COVID-19 in California.

    The good news for Trainees and Journeyman enrolled in our programs is that most of our class delivery is already online. Online classes will continue to be delivered as scheduled with no interruption, including all evening GetWired classes. Alternate arrangements are offered for onsite lab days; please read below for details specific to your course.

    WECA will be postponing or rescheduling most in-person classroom courses (such as Two Day Exam Prep and Basic Motor Controls) scheduled for the remainder of March and April, 2020.

 

For those students currently enrolled in GetWired 301, with a lab day scheduled for Saturday April 3rd. 

  • Your lab, an introduction to commercial blueprint reading, will be conducted entirely online.
  • Your lab date and times remain identical.
  • WECA will send you confirmation of your login instructions for your remote lab.

For those students currently enrolled in GetWired 102, with a lab day scheduled for Saturday April 25th. 

  • We are working on a plan to deliver your lab experience online.
  • Your lab date and times will remain identical.
  • WECA will send you confirmation of your login instructions for your remote lab and other details shortly.

For those students currently enrolled in GetWired 103, with a lab day scheduled for Saturday May 2nd. 

  • We are working on a plan to deliver your lab experience online.
  • Your lab date and times will remain identical.
  • WECA will send you confirmation of your login instructions for your remote lab and other details shortly.

For those students currently enrolled in GetWired 104, with a lab day scheduled for Saturday May 2nd. 

  • We are working on a plan to deliver your lab experience online.
  • Your lab date and times will remain identical.
  • WECA will send you confirmation of your login instructions for your remote lab and other details shortly.

For those students currently enrolled in GetWired 201, with a lab day scheduled for Saturday May 2nd. 

  • We are working on a plan to deliver your lab experience online.
  • Your lab date and times will remain identical.
  • WECA will send you confirmation of your login instructions for your remote lab and other details shortly.

For those students enrolled in Two Day Exam Prep on April 18th in Rancho Cordova or Riverside. 

  • WECA is cancelling these class instances.
  • You may transfer into an upcoming Two Day Exam Prep instance with no transfer fees.
  • You may also transfer into an upcoming GetWIred 404 Exam prep instance with no transfer fees and at no additional cost. (GetWired 404 is entirely online and delves even more deeply into preparation for the State certification exam).
  • You may request a full refund.

For those students enrolled in Basic Motor Controls Part 1 in Rancho Cordova, beginning April 25th, or Basic Motor Controls Part 2 in San Diego, beginning April 25th:

  • WECA is cancelling these class instances.
  • You may transfer into an upcoming Basic Motor Controls instance with no transfer fees.
  • You may request a full refund.

WECA has suspended sales of its DVD/Textbook-based home study courses. All online home study courses will remain available.

PSI Test Sites Closed: Information on Rescheduling Your Certification Exam


Resources for Contractors

•  WECA Special Update Helping to Clarify Executive Order N-33-20 for California Electrical Contractors

• Supplemental Toolbox Talks COVID-19

• Coronavirus Toolbox Talk

• COVID-19 in Construction Workplace

• COVID-19 Safety Meeting Outlines

• COVID-19 Toolbox Talks for Subs

• Fact Sheet for Pandemics

• Marek Brother Toolbox Talk

• COVID-19 Action Plan

• Pandemic Preparedness - Coronavirus

• Coronavirus - Workplace, School and Home Guidance

• COVID-19 Tool Cleaning Protocols

• COVID-19 Print Resources

• COVID-19 Fact Sheet

• United States Department of Labor: COVID-19

• CDC COVID-19 Risk Assessment Flowchart

Help Inform Coronavirus Policy in the Workplace with the U.S. Department of Labor

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WECA Special Update Helping to Clarify Executive Order N-33-20 for California Electrical Contractors

COVID-19 Federal Paid Leaves Explained

Get Your Editable Essential Work Permission Slips for Yourself and Your Employees Here

Show the Industry How WECA Contractors Lead in Best Practices for Jobsite Safety During COVID-19