Thursday, October 21, 2021
WECA Fresno facility-based Apprenticeship instructor Jaron Stroud (right) demonstrates a lab for guests.
WECA thanks everyone who attended the open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of our new Fresno training facility on October 13!
Nicole Goehring, Vice President of ABC Northern California; Thomas "Tommy" Esqueda, Fresno City Manager; and Amy Fuentes, Fresno Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer are all smiles for the camera!
The event was a success, and we were thrilled to greet so many members of the Fresno and greater Central Valley community! After witnessing the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees enjoyed food and libations, were treated to tours of the facility, met instructors, staff, students, and board members, learned about WECA and the merit shop philosophy, and got to see first-hand how WECA Apprentices learn via demonstrations of the new technology and innovative training tools used in WECA's Apprenticeship learning labs.
The ribbon was cut by Fresno County Supervisor (and Chairman) Steve Brandau. WECA community members pictured include Nathan Gosink of WECA Member Contractor Rex Moore (far left; who emceed the event), WECA Member Contractor and alumni Windell Pascascio, Jr. (clad in gray, to the left of Steve Brandau), and WECA Apprenticeship Training and Facilities Director Don Black (far right).
Thank you again, everyone! We enjoyed spending time with you all and sharing our new Fresno training facility with you. We are honored to be part of the Fresno community!
From left to right: former Fresno City Council Member and current BizFed Central Valley CEO Clint Olivier; WECA Executive Director and CEO Terry Seabury; Fresno County Supervisor (and Chairman) Steve Brandau; and Richard Markuson of WECA Government Affairs take a brief respite from the festivities to take a snap.