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Spotlight on the WECA Arizona Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Celebrating Our First Two Years in Phoenix!

In Their Own Words: How Does the WECA Arizona Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program Benefit the Apprentices Enrolled?

In January 2021, WECA expanded into the state of Arizona and opened its first training facility in Phoenix's Sky Harbor Business Park under the skillful guidance of WECA Arizona Apprenticeship Manager and Instructor Keith Smart. 

We began instruction for our inaugural commercial electrical apprenticeship class in Arizona that month, training the employees of WECA Arizona founding member contractor Corbins. Corbins was soon joined by further member contractors and apprentices as word of the quality of WECA's program spread through Arizona. 

In May 2021, WECA's Arizona Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Program also received college credit recommendations from the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). NCCRS college credit recommendations provide WECA commercial electrical apprentices in Arizona with the ability to gain access to college credit for completion of the program by using credit recommendations set forth by the NCCRS.

And in January 2023, WECA proudly graduated its inaugural Arizona Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship Class of 2022 with a memorable graduation celebration at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Phoenix on Saturday, January 7th.

Our first two years in Arizona have been successful and gratifying, and we eagerly look forward to continuing to bring our world-class apprenticeship and training programs and business services for commercial electrical contractors to the Copper State.