Thursday, May 4, 2023
Sacramento Energy California Conservation Corpsmembers Explore WECA Apprenticeship and Electrician Trainee Programs During Career Exploration Week Visit to WECA's California HQ
WECA was pleased to host Sacramento Energy California Conservation Corpsmembers during their visit to WECA for their Career Exploration Week on April 25.
Thirty Corpsmembers and staff members visited WECA's California headquarters in Rancho Cordova for a talk, demonstration, and tour of the training facility.
"The Corpsmembers asked great questions about how to become an electrician, the application process to become an apprentice, and how they can "Jump Start" their careers as electricians through WECA's Electrician Trainee Program," says Diane Trotter, WECA's Workforce Development Supervisor.
Additionally, Jessica Damian, the Career and Transition Navigator for the Sacramento and Fresno Energy California Conservation Centers, reports that Corpsmembers were inspired by their WECA visit.
"Sacramento Energy California Conservation Corpsmembers receive training in basic electrical wiring and energy retrofits at the CCC," says Jessica. "They were grateful for the opportunity to visit WECA to connect their training experience and learn about apprenticeship and electrician trainee pathways. They were able to explore the training facility and interact with students and staff. They were especially inspired by a hands-on fiberglass fusion presentation from instructor Randy Rivera. Following the tour, several Corpsmembers expressed their interest in applying to WECA to begin their electrical career."
Thank you, Sacramento Energy California Conservation Center and Corpsmembers for your visit! We're delighted that the experience inspired several of you to apply to join WECA's programs, and look forward to seeing you in class (whether in-person or online)!