Thursday, July 20, 2023
WECA’s GetWired online delivery and instructional teams met for their 2nd semiannual meeting of 2023 on Saturday July 8th to welcome new instructors to the team and talk about continuous improvement to our online training delivery, as well as to discuss upcoming WECA and industry initiatives.
Galen Eckert, WECA's ET/CE Online Education Manager, says “It was another fun event filled with informative content as well as a little goat talk!” (Some context on the goat talk: In his spare time, WECA's GetWired Curriculum Development and Training Manager Dan Bierly and his wife run an equine rescue and rehabilitation farm called "Hoofbeats Equine Rescue" in Texas, and the GetWired team always enjoys hearing updates on the many horses, goats, and more that they care for on their property.)
The team discussed the continuing expansion of GetWired’s three course formats (which now include fully online and even self-paced options for most courses in WECA's ET Certificate progression), including ongoing plans to update the GetWired 200 series courses to include graded homework assignments.
The team also discussed future ideas for GetWired’s onsite labs, possible topics for new WECA continuing education courses, the status of changes in California requirements under consideration for workers on BESS and Solar projects, and the anticipated timeline for California's roll-out of the DIR’s updated Certification Exam based on the 2020 NEC. (We're now anticipating a mid-Fall 2023 roll-out.)
“There was also plenty of laughter and camaraderie amongst the team.” Eckert said, “Informative, and fun as always!”