Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.

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Member Contractor Benefits & Services

Contractor Membership Benefits

Apprenticeship Programs, Electrical Training and Education

State- and federally-approved Commercial, Residential, and VDV Apprenticeship programs with continuously-updated, NEC-current curriculum

Apprentice dispatch available to anywhere in California, based on apprentice availability.

Safety Training: Apprentices obtain OSHA 10, OSHA 30 and CPR certifications

Electrician Trainee (ET) Program with basic to advanced level classes, largely delivered online over live, instructor-led webcast, leading to ET Certificate; State Certification Exam prep classes

Journeyman Continuing Education (CE) program with courses available in online, classroom, or computer-based home study formats

Professional development opportunities for member contractors and their employees

Support on Public and Prevailing Wage Projects

Assistance on wage calculations and certified payroll

Consultation on forms and documentation related to public works and prevailing wage projects

Guidance on responding to labor compliance and/or organizing activity on the job site

Legal, Tax, and HR Assistance

Free, monthly, 15-minute consultation call with WECA Industry Partner Cook Brown, LLP and 10% discount billings if legal assistance is required beyond free consultation

Free one-hour consultation and a 10% discount on billings from WECA Industry Partner Krogh & Decker, LLP

10% discount for new clients and a free hour tax consultation from Gilbert Associates, Inc.

Complimentary copy of WECA’s ePublication, Blueprint to Prevailing Wage: A Contractor’s Guide

Complimentary enrollment in ThinkHR. California HR forms, documents, and tools online, at your fingertips.

Workforce Development 

Electrical and Low Voltage Industry Job Board with members-only ability to post job ads and peruse resumes from qualified applicants

Student Referral Service—have WECA graduates and current, qualified students referred to you

Community Involvement and Networking

Western Electrical Contractors Education Foundation Donation and Sponsorship Opportunities: Donate your equipment to our labs as a tax write-off ; sponsor graduations and other events

Interact at membership meetings, Board of Directors installation dinners, Apprenticeship graduation events

Government Affairs and National Industry Representation

Dedicated representation at the national, state, and local levels from WECA Government Affairs Director Richard Markuson, focused on merit shop issues, particularly those that affect your ability to compete in California’s tough construction market

Webinar events with direct access to WECA’s Government Affairs Director, at which you can submit political questions, discuss your concerns, and make your voice heard

Proactive defense strategies and public efforts against Project Labor Agreements

Promotion and support of fair and open competition legislation and policy

Free copy of WECA’s annually-updated eBook of California Business Laws for Electrical Contractors

Learn more about WECA's Government Affairs and Advocacy efforts

Industry Updates, News, Public Relations and Communications

Subscriptions to WECA eBulletin and Political Advocacy newsletters, with regular news briefs on industry news, union activity, political updates, training opportunities, and more

WECA publicizes your successes, on the jobsite and in the community, with articles in our communications, and press releases. Plus you can opt-in to pitch articles to major news outlets in conjunction with WECA.

Self-service site with online hours submissions, report downloads, course enrollments, and more 

Discounts and Promotions

Member discounts on ET and Journeyman Training

10% off promotional items from 4imprint.com

Free and discounted attendance at WECA-sponsored webinars and seminars

Special Offers from WECA Industry Partners, including:

10% discount on Cook Brown, LLP billings if legal assistance is required beyond free consultation

Free one-hour consultation and a 10% discount on billings from WECA Industry Partner Krogh & Decker, LLP

10% discount for new clients and a free hour tax consultation from Gilbert Associates, Inc.

10% discount for WECA Member Contractors through Brittain Insurance