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WECA's San Diego open house and ribbon-cutting on April 13 was a success!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The ribbon-cutting on our upgraded new San Diego training facility in action! From left to right are WECA Director of Apprenticeship Training, IT, and Facilities Don Black, observing; Bill Baber, City Councilman, La Mesa; Joel Anderson, Supervisor, San Diego County Board of Supervisors; WECA Executive Director and CEO Terry Seabury; President of WECA's Board of Directors and WECA Apprenticeship Training Trust Board of Trustees / Apprenticeship Training Committee Chair Greg Anderson; and Eddie Sprecco, CEO of Associated General Contractors San Diego, in whose space our new training facility is co-located.

Above, the moment the ribbon is cut, and below, the immediate aftermath!

WECA held an open house in celebration of our new, expanded, and upgraded training facility in San Diego on April 13.

Don Black, WECA Director of Apprenticeship Training, IT, and Facilities, says "I thought we had a wonderful turnout. We had a good mix of members, prospective members, local political officials, and people from the public in attendance."

Notable guests in attendance included Bill Baber, La Mesa City Councilman, Joel Anderson, San Diego Supervisor, and Eddie Sprecco, the CEO of AGC - San Diego. These individuals also assisted Terry Seabury, Executive Director and CEO of WECA, and Greg Anderson, Human Resources Director at Rex Moore Group and President of WECA's Board of Directors and Chair of WECA's Apprenticeship Training Trust Board of Trustees / Apprenticeship Training Committee, with the ribbon-cutting.

During the open house, instructors Neil Pesarillo and David Schoettler were busy giving tours to guests and showing their incredible skills as educators, per Don.

Jeff Van de Moere, WECA's Membership Manager, echoed Don's sentiments, saying that "Our instructors did a dynamite job of helping our guests experience our high-tech labs and classrooms."

Jeff added that "Some of our newer members brought field workers who had previously gone through other programs and they shared with me that they were very, very impressed by what we offer in comparison."

WECA was also thrilled to receive a plaque commemorating the opening of our new San Diego training facility. The plaque was presented by supervisor Joel Anderson of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and was signed by five other supervisors, including Jim Desmond, who was also listed on the proclamation as a presenter.

We're gratified that the open house was successful, and eagerly look forward to our upgraded new training facility serving our electrical and low voltage member contractors, their employees, and the electrical industry and education communities in the San Diego area for years to come!