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Information for Your Apprentices Regarding Wildfire Evacuation Orders and Power Shutoffs

Thursday, September 8, 2022

For Member Contractors:

If you have WECA Apprentices or employ Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson Continuing Education students, or General Students who have been affected by the California wildfires or power shutoffs, and you have any questions or concerns about their progress, please contact WECA for clarification about accommodations for your employees' situations at 877-444-9322.

For Electrician Trainees, Journeyperson Continuing Education students, and General Students affected by wildfire evacuation orders or utility power shut-offs:

WECA will accommodate course make-up requests for currently enrolled Electrician Trainees, Journeymen, and General Students, course refunds or transfers and waive all associated fees for those whose homes are affected by fires or evacuations. Please contact WECA at 877-444-9322 to get started.

Please note the following information for WECA students affected by utility power shutoffs:

WECA will still be running all scheduled GetWired! webcasts, GetWired! labs (whether scheduled for onsite or online), Live Online 2-Day Exam Prep classes, and all other instructor-led 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 at their residence, and who cannot attend the class instance from an alternate remote location (which is encouraged), can contact WECA to arrange a class make-up. WECA will cross-check the student's address with outage maps or otherwise request proof of the outage before accommodating the make-up; this accommodation is for students living in power shutoff areas only.

Please contact WECA at 877-444-9322 if you must miss a scheduled webcast due to the outage and wish to request a make-up class instance.

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 wildfire evacuation orders:

If you are affected by a wildfire evacuation, please contact WECA at 877-444-9322 and we'll work with you to determine a resolution for your situation.