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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Utah Founding Member Contractor Hunt Electric's Executive Team Visits; First Year, First Semester Commercial Electrical Apprentices Use Oculus VR Headsets to Learn CPR

WECA was excited to host Utah Founding Member Contractor Hunt Electric for a tour of our new Salt Lake City-region training facility on Thursday, February 2.

Talon Pobuda, the Apprenticeship Manager and Instructor for the WECA Utah Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program, gave members of Hunt's executive team (including Troy Gregory, President and CEO; Cody Eaton, Operations Manager; Ibi Guevara, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing; Tyler Staveley, Workforce Manager; Karen Powers, Human Resources Director; and other Division Heads) a tour of the facility while classes and labs were in session.

Of the visit and WECA's working relationship with Hunt Electric, Talon says "Every interaction with the Hunt team has been a pleasure. I am so glad we had the executive team out and were able to show them what we do here. I am grateful to have Hunt as our partners to make the Utah electrical workforce the best it can be."

Additionally, Cody says that "Hunt's executive team got a first-class tour of the new training facility from Talon; he was an awesome host and our team was very impressed."

Thank you, Hunt Electric, for visiting our new facility and training program! We're happy that you got to see your employees' educational development in action!

In WECA's Apprenticeship Program, the future of learning is today. Here are some pics of WECA's new first year, first semester Commercial Electrical apprentices in Utah utilizing Meta Quest VR headsets in the classroom last week, to learn how to safely and effectively administer CPR on-the-job. Exploring cutting-edge virtual reality for learning helps apprentices simulate real-world CPR conditions, gives them critical experience if the need arises, and sets them apart with advanced safety knowledge.