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Tuesday, September 27, 2022   Celebrating the WECA NorCal Class of 2022 Graduation Celebration Recap

Looking Back on This Year's Graduation Celebration

Enjoy this video recap and some pics from last weekend's 2022 Northern California WECA Graduation: 































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WECA held its graduation ceremony for the Northern California Class of 2022 on Saturday, September 17th at WECA's California Headquarters in Rancho Cordova.

It was great to see our auditorium filled with our graduates and their families, as well as some of their employers.

"We had about 200 attendees," says Wendy Flanagan, Assistant Director of Apprenticeship. "Everyone was in a fun and relaxed mood, and it was great to see so many familiar faces -- it's amazing how fast three to five years passes. (WECA's Residential and Low Voltage Electrical Apprenticeship programs are three years each; Commercial Electrical is five years; and our Electrician Trainee Certificate program is four years."

Adding to the joyous atmosphere was emcee Jimmie Slemp, Lead Instructor and Lab Facilities Manager, who had everyone laughing with his "dad jokes," according to Wendy.

Congratulations, graduates! We were proud to share in your special day with you and your loved ones, and look forward to your accomplishments in the electrical and low voltage fields!

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WECA would like to thank our generous sponsors and graduation gift donors for making the WECA Class of 2022 Northern California graduation celebrations memorable! 

Please join us in thanking:

Volts Level Sponsors:

  • Rex Moore Group, Inc.
  • Helix Electric
  • Bergelectric (Southern California Commercial Division)
  • Bergelectric (Low Voltage Division)
  • Rock and Sons, Inc.

Amps Level Sponsors:

  • Royal Electric Company
  • Vasko Electric
  • Bergelectric (Northern California Commercial Division)

Watts Level Sponsors:

  • Whitehead Electrical Systems
  • Bosley Electric Company
  • Graybar

Ohms Level Sponsors: 

  • KS Telecom
  • Pacific Advocacy Group
  • Sueco Equipment Rental
  • Chief Transport

Graduation Gift Donors:

  • Klein Tools
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Platt Electric Supply
  • Empire Electrical Sales, Inc.
  • IDEAL Electrical
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022   WECA Northern California Class of 2022 Graduate Spotlights

Michael Braaten, Employee of WECA Member Contractor

e1 Audiovisual Technologies


 

 

2022 Northern California Low Voltage Valedictorian Michael Braaten cites his WECA education as being “very wide-ranging and interesting” and says that “being in a cohort with people from many different subtrades really gave me a deeper understanding of how low voltage works and what it takes to be successful on a job site.” 

Michael, who works for WECA Member Contractor E1 Audiovisual Technologies, expounds on his sentiment by saying that “My WECA education gave me a lot of background knowledge about how low voltage works in general, and electrical code, project management, and tools to be successful on a job site. Beyond that, having classes with such a wide variety of people from various subtrades really gave me excellent insight into what it is like working in those other trades, as well as how to successfully collaborate with them on site to get the job done.” 

Michael also says that his on-the-job training with E1 was very diverse and challenging in many ways, but extremely rewarding. 

Read the rest of Michael's spotlight here!
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Rhoderic Tayaba, Employee of WECA Member Contractor Bergelectric Corp.

2022 Northern California Low Voltage Salutatorian Rhoderic Tayaba says that if you want to be the best in your field and have state-of-the-art training and education, WECA is where you want to be.

“The opportunity with WECA is there,” says Rhoderic. “I had a strong desire to be successful in my career. I wanted to be the best in my field and WECA encouraged me to do it by providing all the tools I needed to be successful, such as a positive class environment and encouraging instructors, classmates, and coworkers. The [Low Voltage Apprenticeship] program was an incredible program that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to go into my field because it provided classroom learning with real-life field experience.”

Rhoderic – who works for WECA Member Contractor Bergelectric – says that WECA prepared him for his career by enabling him to take his classroom learning out into the field.

Read the rest of Rhoderic's spotlight here!
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Alondra Mora, Employee of WECA Member Contractor Sebastian Corp.

2022 Low Voltage Apprenticeship graduate Alondra Mora – who works for WECA Member Contractor Sebastian – got her start in the low voltage electrical industry when she met her boss, Frank Sierra, at a high school career fair.  

“I was introduced to him at a high school career expo, and he always kept doors of opportunities open for me to go through and explore,” says Alondra. 

Though some of Alondra’s apprenticeship was completed during the pandemic stay-at-home directive in California, when WECA apprenticeship classes moved temporarily online, she always eagerly looked forward to doing hands-on labs at WECA’s Rancho Cordova training facility, stating that it was her “favorite part because it would allow us to experience what it would really be like working out in the field.” 

Read the rest of Alondra's spotlight here!
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Shane Suddeth, Employee of WECA Member Contractor Rex Moore Group

2022 WECA Northern California Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship graduate Shane Suddeth says that the greatest aspect of WECA and his apprenticeship was “Going through the apprenticeship with the group of people that I went through it with. We’ve all grown and learned together.”

Shane also credits WECA and his apprenticeship with giving him “quite an arsenal of knowledge and a pretty heavy-hitting support group” but attributes his success to his motivation and eagerness to learn and be successful in the trade, as well as some key people in his personal circle.

“First of all, my employer, [Rex Moore Group] for seeing potential and investing in my future,” says Shane. “Secondly, everybody who plays a role in my education (instructors, partners in the trade, foremen) and my classmates, when at some points it was difficult, we all would pull together and build one another up.”

Read the rest of Shane's spotlight here!

 

 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022   WECEF Announces Its 2022 Scholarship Opportunity!

This Year's Awards Targeted at Electrician Trainees on the GetWired Path Toward an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate: Apply for Consideration Today!

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For students enrolled in the GetWired Electrician Trainee program:

Application Deadline:

October 31, 2022

Western Electrical Contractors Education Foundation (WECEF) is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity for students enrolled in WECA’s Electrician Trainee (ET) Program. These scholarships help support students in continuing their education with WECA.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Active WECA Electrician Trainee at time of application or as of 10/1/2022
  • COMPLETION of at least one WECA ET course within the GetWired 100-300 series, with a passing grade of at least 80%, during the six months prior to 10/1/22 (between April 1, 2022-Sept 30,2022).
  • Accurate completion of the online scholarship application and answers to questions, by the deadline of October 31, 2022. Incomplete applications, or late applications, will not be considered.
  • Not currently a registered Apprentice.
  • Not a General Student or a Journeyman Student. This is only for Active Electrician Trainees.
  • Within the past two years, may not have received a notification of any violation of any WECA student conduct standards as outlined in our ET student handbook.
  • Was not a recipient of a WECEF scholarship during 2021

AWARDS:

Depending on the quality and quantity of the applications, up to ten (10) recipients will be awarded. This year the WECEF Board of Directors has decided to award a monetary amount plus a credit towards future courses.

  • Each monetary award will be between $500-$1000, PLUS tuition to cover two future classes in WECA's Electrician Trainee Program Certificate Path, namely the GetWired series and Basic Motor Controls 1 and 2.
  • Tuition awards towards courses cannot be converted to cash or transferred to another person.
  • Tuition award cannot be used towards a class already purchased.
  • Tuition can be used for only two future WECA courses; and both courses must be started before July 31, 2023.
  • Award towards tuition expires after July 31, 2023 and cannot be renewed.

A 1099 will be issued for tax purposes for the monetary and the tuition credit award.

The WECEF Board of Directors will review applications from eligible candidates. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s final decision within one month from application deadline, by mail and/or email.

Submissions must be fully completed by the 10/31/2022 11:59 PM deadline for consideration.

Electrician Trainees can login to WECA eCampus to access and complete their scholarship application.

Sincerely,

The WECEF Board of Directors

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022   Second Year, First Semester Low Voltage Apprentices Learn How to Solder Microphone Cables









Second year, first semester apprentices are pictured learning how to solder microphone cables together with Low Voltage Apprenticeship instructor John Arias. 

"This gives them practice at flowing the solder on to the conductor before attempting to solder onto the microphone XLR connector," says Arias. 

Great work, everyone!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022   Commercial Electrical Apprentice Applicants in High Demand in Imperial Valley and Yuma Areas

WECA Member Contractors Want YOU: APPLY TODAY!



Want to start a dynamic new career that PAYS YOU to learn? You're in luck -- WECA Member Contractors have a high need for Commercial Electrical Apprentice applicants in California's Imperial Valley, including El Centro and Calexico, and extending into the Yuma, Arizona area. Learn more about WECA's Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program below! 

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High Demand = Little to No Wait Time for Qualified Applicants

WECA's apprenticeship programs have been called the best in the West.  High graduation rates; great reviews from apprentices and contractors alike; to-the-point, up-to-date curriculum and on-the-job training; and a dedicated, experienced teaching staff and administration all contribute to the success of these programs.

Each apprentice enrolled in the Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program works and learns under the supervision of a journeyperson electrician, gaining expertise in such skills as the installation of electrical distribution centers, panel boards, sub panels, conduit systems, motor controls, lighting, fire alarms, green and smart technologies, and temporary wiring in commercial buildings.

The Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program is a commitment to classroom and paid on-the-job training. A WECA apprentice's school tuition costs are paid by the WECA Member Contractors who employ them. WECA apprentices attend classes in an accelerated and intensive format consisting of full-time classroom training and hands-on labs for two consecutive weeks every five to seven months. Each two-week session is equal to one semester of classroom instruction. The rest of the time, apprentices are learning on the job...and getting paid to do it! No college debt here. This is the alternative path to a rewarding and well-paying career.

WECA is actively seeking apprentices for our Member Contractors in these areas and there is little-to-no wait time for qualified applicants. Learn more and apply today!

Not for you? Please forward this email to someone in this region who might be interested!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022   GetWired 102 and 103 Spotlights -- Late Enrollment Fees for Early Oct. Classes Waived!

Spotlight on GetWired 102 and GetWired 103, the second and third courses in the path to the WECA Electrician Trainee Program Certificate

LATE ENROLLMENT FEES FOR EARLY OCTOBER CLASSES WAIVED -- APPLY TODAY!

GetWired 102: Introduction to the Basic Installation of Lighting Fixtures and Branch Circuits, is the third course in the path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate with WECA.

?This 42-hour course expands on the theories and applications taught in our 101 courses. Core competencies include: GFCI and AFCI; series circuits; parallel circuits; luminaries, fixtures, ballasts and lamps; NEC subject indexing; lighting branch circuits; combination circuits; measuring instruments; using wire tables and determining conductor sizes; and combined lighting circuits.

This instructor-led version of GetWired 102 is loaded with hands-on practice activities during an onsite lab day to ensure that skills covered in class can be applied on-the-job.

  • Total class hours available: 42
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $309

Next instructor-led class, which includes an onsite Saturday lab, starts October 3! 

Enroll in the next Instructor-Led GetWired 102 today!

Prefer to take it on your own time, at your own pace, including an online, self-guided lab?

Enroll in the Online, Self-Paced GetWired 102 any time.

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GetWired 103: Continuation of Lighting Branch Circuits & Introduction to Special Purpose Outlets, is the third course in the path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate with WECA.

?This 42-hour course expands on the theories and applications taught in our 101 and 102 courses. Course competencies include: conduction in liquid and gases, batteries and other sources of electricity, inrush current, voltage drop and use of Ohm’s Law in calculating basic measurements, sizing junction boxes, box fill and conduit layout, water heater, water pump circuit calculations, calculate overcurrent protection, special purpose outlets, NEMA receptacle plug configuration, and selection of wiring devices.

This course expands your electrical skills and knowledge in the areas listed above through a series of lab and practice activities.

  • Total class hours available: 42
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $309

Next instructor-led class starts October 4! 

Enroll in the next Instructor-Led GetWired 103 today!

Prefer to take it on your own time, at your own pace?

Enroll in the Online, Self-Paced GetWired 103 any time.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022   Celebrating the WECA Southern California Class of 2022; Spotlights on Some of This Year's Graduates

Cosimo D'Alessio


 

2022 Southern California Commercial Electrical Valedictorian Cosimo D’Alessio credits WECA with giving him a better understanding of the electrical field and a concrete base from which to build upon, while preparing him to exceed, thrive, and advance in his career.

“The impact this program has had on me both personally and professionally might be impossible to quantify,” says Cosimo, who works for WECA Member Contractor Enovity. “The time I’ve spent learning and absorbing the material within this program’s classroom environment over the last five years has been an invaluable asset; giving me the tools in which to develop and succeed.”

Cosimo says his apprenticeship consisted of a combination of hands-on training in the field and an accommodating classroom curriculum that kept him engaged and thoroughly tested his newfound knowledge and comprehension of the electrical field – though completing the program wasn’t without its challenging moments.

“Even though it might seem like an arduous path, spending five years attaining your certification, I promise you it’s an endeavor well worth your time and effort. It certainly was for me. I’ve always believed that perseverance and hard work will always certainly contribute to one’s success” says Cosimo.

Moving forward, Cosimo plans to “continually expand my knowledge of the electrical field” and start his own electrical business. However, he acknowledges that his success would not have been possible without his parents.

“I’d like to thank my parents, without whom none of this would’ve been possible,” concludes Cosimo.

Congratulations, Cosimo! We’re glad that our Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program formed part of the foundation of your success, and prepared you to exceed, thrive, and advance in your career – which you surely will!

Austin Schroeder



2022 WECA Southern California Low Voltage Apprenticeship Valedictorian Austin Schroeder says that WECA provided a fully hands-on education due to being tasked with completing projects from start to finish and seeing them become fully operational.

“Starting a career in low voltage and joining WECA, I was unsure of what to expect or if I would even enjoy this line of work, as I was still unsure of what career path I wanted to take. I started my journey with [WECA Member Contractor] Bergelectric here in Southern California, and shortly after was indentured with WECA as an official apprentice,” says Austin. “But WECA helped me learn more in depth all the different low voltage systems, and it has been a great experience to get to where I am now.”

During his apprenticeship, Austin cites the preparation for testing to get their licenses and to run their own work as providing an education toward several different career options such as programmer, project manager, foreman, and superintendent.

“WECA provided us with the details of different positions that go into completing a job, and which tasks they oversee. Since graduation, I have been promoted to a foreman role with Bergelectric, and am already running my own work on Naval Base Coronado [in San Diego],” says Austin.

In the future, Austin plans to move up within Bergelectric by continuing to “learn more and more” moving forward.

Austin would like to “thank my family and friends for the support along the way, which motivated me to get here, my superintendent, and of course my awesome WECA instructor Mr. P [Neil Pesarillo] for all the help along the way, making this possible.”

Bryce Picone

2022 WECA Southern California Commercial Electrical Apprentice graduate Bryce Picone describes his WECA experience as fun and practical.

“It was fun. From the friends and colleagues you make, to the teachers who get to watch their students learn and grow. It also taught me practical skills, but teachers and other students were able to show real-life applications as well. So, if we weren’t familiar with a specific topic, we were still able to learn hands-on and become familiar with it,” says Bryce.

Bryce also credits his WECA apprenticeship with helping him apply the lessons taught in class to practical on-the-job tasks from bending pipe and pulling wire, to doing voltage drop calculations in the field. Additionally, Bryce credits his family and his tenacity with his success at WECA and in his career, stating that “Everything I’ve done has been for them [my family]. I also strive to be good at what I do – I truly enjoy being an electrician, so why not be good at it?”

Bryce says that the apprenticeship provided a positive challenge for him, especially when going over the code book and the calculations. But he implores apprentices to “Keep asking questions; you’re still learning. Even when you’re finished with the program, the learning doesn’t stop.”

After graduation, Bryce’s priority is raising his newborn son and continuing to work at WECA Member Contractor Helix Electric with the goal of hopefully someday becoming a superintendent.

“I would also like to shout out to my amazing wife for always believing in me, and my mom and my two brothers. And all the superintendents and the journeymen I have had the pleasure of learning from. And lastly, my teachers and fellow students – without them, these past five years wouldn’t have been as fun.”

Congratulations, Bryce, on your graduation and your growing family! You have so much to look forward to, and we here at WECA are excited to see you accomplish your goals! 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022   Celebrating the WECA Southern California Class of 2022; Looking Back on This Year's Graduation

Go behind-the-scenes of the 2022 WECA Southern California graduation ceremony with our video (below):

WECA held a graduation ceremony for the Southern California Class of 2022 on Saturday, August 27th at the Falkner Winery in Temecula. 

We enjoyed celebrating our graduates and were thrilled to be joined by so many of their family and friends, as well as Member Contractors Helix Electric and Bergelectric, Industry Partner Milwaukee ToolWECA Board Member Rob McMillian, and Rick Guantone from the San Joaquin County Office of of Education LEA. 

The atmosphere of the event -- emceed by Don Black, WECA Apprentice Training, IT, and Facilities Director -- was "electric", according to WECA Assistant Director of Apprenticeship Wendy Flanagan.

"Everyone was excited and had a fun time celebrating," says Wendy. "I met parents, wives, and several graduates brought their new little WECAns. I also spoke with several graduates that shared their appreciation for WECA and their future career goals now that they have graduated." 

Congratulations, graduates! It was wonderful to see your big smiles, celebrate your accomplishments, and share the excitement of your growing success in the electrical and low voltage fields! 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022   New Self-Paced GetWired Option: GetWired 104

Introducing the next self-paced online option for our GetWired Electrician Trainee Program series:

GetWired 104: Special Systems & Single-Phase Transformer Theory in Residential Electrical Applications

Take it on your own time, at your own pace!



WECA is excited to announce another way students can take GetWired 104, the fourth class in WECA's Path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate!

We've long offered GetWired 104 as an online-led instructor course. And we still do!

But for students who would prefer to take this course at their own pace, on their own time, we're now offering a fully self-paced online option, just like we've been offering for GetWired 101102, and 103! Students who might prefer this format include:

  • Students with job, childcare, or other obligations preventing them from taking the instructor-led scheduled course in the evenings
  • Students who would benefit from being able to review the material at a slower pace, such as students for whom English is a second language
  • Students who just prefer to work on the coursework at times when it best works for them
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WECA's new GetWired 104 Self-Paced Option is an entirely online, self-paced alternative version of our GetWired 104 course which expands your skills and knowledge into a variety of special applications. Core competencies include:

  • Single-phase transformers
  • Special purpose outlets for electric heating and air conditioning
  • Gas and oil central heating systems
  • Installation of a twist-on coaxial connector
  • Television, telephone and low voltage signal systems
  • Heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire alarms and security systems
  • Arc flash protection
  • Service entrance equipment
  • Overcurrent protection-fuses and circuit breakers
  • Calculating residential loads
  • Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and hydro-massage baths
  • Wiring of home automation systems
  • Stand-by power systems

Practical applications that involve the interpretation of schematic wiring diagrams and/or accessing code requirements information are covered in this fast-paced course.

  • Total class hours available: 42
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $309


If all of this sounds like it would work for you,

enroll in GetWired 104 Self-Paced Online today!

Think you'd prefer being able to interact with an instructor and learn along with other students, on a schedule?

Enroll in an upcoming instance of the original, online evening instructor-led GetWired 104 here!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022   Behind the Scenes with NorCal Low Voltage Apprentices This Month

First Year Low Voltage Apprentices Learn to Bend Conduit in the Lab with Instructors Randy Rivera and John Arias













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Tuesday, August 30, 2022   WECA's Student Referral Service: Are you out of work? Connect with a great employer today!

WECA Contractors urgently hiring Electrician Trainees in the Sonoma County area NOW!

WECA's Student Referral Service is a conduit to introduce our current Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson Continuing Education students, and WECA Grads to our Member Contractors. It's meant for students or grads who are currently out of work; to help them find a great new position.

There is no charge to student or member to use our Student Referral Service. WECA's Student Referral Service provides additional customer service by having WECA staff provide hands-on referrals, taking some of that work off your plate.  

This is a free, no-obligation service. WECA's purpose in providing this service is to help our Member Contractors find the qualified workers they need. 

Electrician Trainees residing in the Sonoma County area are in extra-high demand now. If you're out of work, don't miss out on your next great opportunity! Act today!

Three ways to sign up for the Student Referral Service today!

  1. Contact Trisha Hughes, Client Services ET/CE Specialist, at thughes@goweca.com
  2. Or call our office and ask to speak with her at 1-877-444-9322
  3. Or fill out the SRS sign-up form on our website.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   WECA Training Facility Spotlight: Fresno, CA

An Update on the First Year of WECA's Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program in Fresno

Insight from George Leach, Lead Electrician Apprenticeship Instructor in Fresno and Jaron Stroud, WECA Fresno Apprenticeship Program Instructor


How are things going in Fresno since opening?: "Since the Fresno branch has opened, the apprenticeship program has been multifaceted yet productive. With the many changes and challenges COVID brought, apprentices and instructors alike, had to keep on our toes to try to get the most out of every situation, often developing new strategies, ideas, techniques, etc., for both teaching online as well as the transition back to the classroom."

How are you and the apprentices enjoying teaching and learning there?: "Speaking for myself, I love that WECA has a Fresno branch. I grew up and went through the apprenticeship living in the Fresno area, so I know how hard it was commuting to and budgeting for school when Sacramento was the closest facility. The Fresno facility has a large lab area, with brand-new tools and equipment, plus the added benefit of being so close for many Central Valley apprentices. As for the apprentices, when asking them about the facility, I get unanimously positive remarks, mostly about how they are glad to be back in the classroom, and the fact that their commute is so much closer."









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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   GetWired Instructor Spotlight: Brian Ray

Brian Ray brings an impressive wealth of knowledge and skill to his position as a GetWired instructor.

Brian, a native of Redding, graduated from Sacramento State with a master’s degree in English and a certificate in teaching college composition before completing his electrical education with WECA’s Electrician Trainee program.

“I currently work as a full-time certified electrician [for WECA Member Contractor H & D Electric, Inc.],” says Brian. “I have also worked as a bicycle shop mechanic and manager, a high school teacher teaching students to work on bicycles, a college English teacher, an English writing tutor, an English as a second language teacher in Rome, and several part-time jobs while I was at Sacramento State.”

In his current role as a GetWired instructor, Brian brings six years of education and experience in the electrical field and many years of teaching experience to the classroom, where he helps students learn about the electrical trade and how to navigate the NEC.

“My goals for working at WECA are to help students learn about the electrical trade and pass the California electrical certification exam. What I love about my career is that as a foreman for H & D Electric, I am able to teach trainees in the field how to do hands-on, practical aspects of the electrical trade and as a WECA instructor I am able to teach trainees the theory behind what we do in the field,” says Brian.

Furthermore, Brian’s personal philosophy is evident in his dynamic career trajectory.

“Work hard in pursuit of your dreams, and you will meet with success,” says Brian.

In his personal time, Brian likes to spend time with his family, ride bicycles, and ride motorcycles.

Thank you, Brian, for being part of the WECA family! We love having well-rounded instructors, such as yourself, bring rich and diverse life experiences to our team and students. 
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   Train the Trainer Recap: See What's New with WECA's GetWired Program and the People Who Deliver It!



WECA's GetWired online delivery and instructional teams convened virtually on Saturday, July 9th for the second semiannual meeting of the year.

Dan Bierly, Curriculum Development and GetWired Training Manager, reports a great turnout, noting that the GetWired team has welcomed five new instructors this calendar year in due part to the hard work of Galen Eckert, Electrician Trainee/Continuing Education Online Manager.

"We talked about the interactive functions of GetWired's virtual classroom," says Dan. "And we listened and reacted to instructors' concerns about hard topics that students usually have trouble with, and created helpful crib sheets in response."

Rebecca Archer, Senior eLearning Specialist, added that the teams also discussed some upcoming 2020 curriculum changes, noting that beyond full Code updates to the 2020 NEC (coming to our online classrooms in January 2023, based as always on Code change timing from the State of California), most of them are "functionality changes."

Excellent work, everyone! We appreciate your dedication and commitment to ensuring that WECA's Electrician Trainees, Journeypersons, and Continuing Education students receive the most comprehensive, real-world electrical education possible both online and in the lab!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   WECA's October - December Courses are Now Available for Enrollment Online. Enroll to Get Your Seat!



Attention Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson Continuing Education, and Project Engineer to Project Manager Program and General Students: Our Fall 2022 (October-December) course catalog is now available on our website, and GetWired instructor-led classes are already filling fast. Be sure to enroll ASAP to get your spot!

View the Electrician Trainee course catalog here.

Jump to the Journeyman continuing education course catalog here.

View the Project Engineer to Project Manager (PE to PM) course catalog here

Enroll online, over the phone at (877) 444-9322, or by email at info@goweca.com.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   Want a Self-Paced Alternative to WECA's GetWired Electrician Trainee Certificate Program?

Enroll in Self-Paced GetWired 101, 102, or 103 Today, and Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Self-Paced GetWired 104 Coming Soon!



Start your Electrician Trainee Program Certificate journey today with Self-Paced GetWired 101!

Self-Paced GetWired 101: Fundamentals of Electrical Theory and Introduction to the National Electric Code (NEC), is the first course in the path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate with WECA.


This 40-hour course introduces fundamental electrical laws and theory and explains how the National Electrical Code (NEC) governs the installations of electrical wiring and equipment. Core competencies include: a refresher on basic math skills applied to electrical calculations, general information on electrical installations, an introduction to hand and power tools used in the field, and more.

Total class hours: 40
Standard Tuition Fee: $309

In this course, safety best practices are covered along with tips on study skills. In this course, math equations are applied to the safe and sound wiring and load choices for electrical installations, troubleshooting and maintenance. Theories are discussed and applied to on-the-job situations and tasks. An online, interactive, lab activity reinforces practical applications of key concepts.

Enroll in Self-Paced GetWired 101 today!

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So you've taken the Self-Paced GetWired 101 course, or even instructor-led GetWired 101. You can choose instructor-led GetWired 102, OR, keep going with the Self-Paced GetWired 102 course!

Self-Paced GetWired 102: Introduction to the Basic Installation of Lighting Fixtures and Branch Circuits, is the second course in the path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate with WECA.


?This 42-hour course expands on the theories and applications taught in our 101 courses. Course competencies include: GFCI and AFCI; series circuits; parallel circuits, luminaries, fixtures, ballasts, and lamps, and more.
  • Total class hours available: 42
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $309
This course includes hands-on practice activities and labs, whether in-person or online interactive, to help ensure that skills covered in class can be applied on-the-job.

Enroll in Self-Paced GetWired 102 today!

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You've taken the Instructor-Led or Self-Paced GetWired 101 and 102 courses. Keep going with your choice of the Instructor-Led or Self-Paced GetWired 103 course!

Self-Paced GetWired 103: Continuation of Lighting Branch Circuits & Introduction to Special Purpose Outlets, is the third course in the path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate with WECA.


This 42-hour course focuses on installing lighting branch-circuits in dwelling units while exploring NEC requirements for safe installations and standard industry practices. Core competencies include: conduction in liquid and gases, batteries and other sources of electricity, inrush current, voltage drop, use of Ohm's Law in calculating basic measurements, and more.

Total class hours available: 42
Standard Tuition Fee: $309

This course is loaded with interactive practice and an online lab to ensure that skills covered in class can be applied on-the-job.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022   Don't Forget to RSVP Today to Celebrate Your Hard Work and Achievements at Your Graduation!

Graduating This Year? Don't Forget to RSVP Today to Celebrate Your Hard Work and Achievements at Your Graduation! Check Your Email for the Ticketing Link!
Southern California: Celebrate on August 27, 2022 in Temecula
Northern California: Celebrate on September 17, 2022 at WECA's California HQ




Where: 
Falkner Winery
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591

When: 
Saturday, August 27, 2022
5:30 PM - 8:30PM

Schedule:
5:30 - 6:00 PM Arrive and Socialize (Appetizers & Beverages)
6:00 - 6:30 PM Group Photo of Graduates 
6:30 - 8:30 PM Graduation Ceremony

Registration deadline: August 19

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Where: 
WECA California HQ
3695 Bleckely Street
Rancho Cordova, CA 95655

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022
4 PM - 7:30PM

Schedule:
4:00 - 5:00 PM Arrive and Socialize (Appetizers & Beverages)
5:00 - 5:30 PM Group Photo of Graduates 
5:30 - 7:30 PM Graduation Ceremony

Registration deadline: September 9

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