Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Meet George Leach, WECA’s new Lead Instructor for our Commercial Apprenticeship program at our new Fresno training facility!
Leach—a native of Hanford, California—has worked in the electrical industry for over 40 years and has filled pretty much every position possible in the industry during that time. Leach initially started out as an Apprentice and then became a Journeyman electrician before working his way up to being a foreman, general foreman, superintendent, general superintendent, labor manager, estimator, and project manager.
“I followed the work across the country, so this move into teaching seems like a natural progression to that,” Leach said. “Plus, the fact that everyone at WECA is committed to equipping students with the tools they will need to progress and to be successful in this trade [really drew me to teaching at WECA].”
Leach—who teaches at WECA’s new Fresno training facility—helps students by sharing the educational and real-world application of processes and ideas and using them to help students grow and advance their careers.
“I love that every day I can share ideas that may be new to someone, and learn something from them,” said Leach. “I approach every day as an opportunity to learn something new, and I want to use what I have learned over 40 years in the electrical field to help the next generation of electricians become the best they can be.”
When not educating the next generation of California’s Residential and Commercial electricians, Leach enjoys spending time with family.
“I have four grown children and 10 grandchildren that my wife and I spend as much time as possible with,” said Leach.
George, thank you for bringing your extensive electrical industry experience and continued zeal for learning to the WECA Family. We are excited to see how your passion, drive and positive example of lifelong improvement inspire our Apprentices to be the best electricians possible!