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Accommodations for WECA Students & Apprentices Affected by Wildfire Evacuations &/or Power Shutoffs

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the wildfires in California. Please note the following accommodations for those affected by wildfire evacuations, as well as those who miss a scheduled online class due to a public utility power shutoff. 

For Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson Continuing Education students, and General Students affected by wildfires and evacuation orders:
WECA will accommodate course make-up requests for currently-enrolled Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson continuing education students, and general students; or course transfers with associated course transfer fees waived; for those affected by wildfire evacuations. Please contact WECA at 877-444-9322 to get started.

For Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson Continuing Education students, and General Students affected by utility power shutoffs:

WECA will still be running all scheduled GetWired! webcasts, GetWired! online labs, Live Online 2-Day Exam Prep Classes, and all other instructor-led online class instances at this time. Students should plan to attend class as normal. 
Students who are unable to attend a scheduled webcast due to a power shutoff, and who cannot attend the class instance from an alternate remote location (which is encouraged), can contact WECA to arrange a class make-up or submit a make-up request through their eCampus class home page. WECA will cross-check the student's address with outage maps or otherwise request proof of the outage before accommodating the make-up.
Please watch your email closely for further updates from WECA; if the power shutdown maps are expanded, classes may be further affected.

For Apprentices affected by wildfires and evacuation orders or public utility power shutoffs:

If you are affected by a wildfire evacuation, or a public utility power shutoff causes you to miss part of an online apprenticeship class, please contact WECA at 877-444-9322 and we'll work with you to determine a resolution for your situation.