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Fall Apprenticeship Outreach in California

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Fall Apprenticeship Outreach in California: WECA Visits CIEF Middle School Trades Day; SRBX Trades Day

Construction Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) Trades Day, Oct. 30

WECA participated in the CIEF Middle School Trades Day on Oct. 30 at the Capital College & Career Academy in Sacramento. WECA Member Contractors Royal Electric Company and K S Telecom also joined us at the event!

Scroll below to check out some snaps from the event, plus watch KCRA's coverage of the event to catch a quick glimpse of our Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship instructor, James Hall, and K S Telecom CEO, Ian Vander Linden, interacting with students!

Thank you for having us, CIEF!

Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship instructor James Hall and Workforce Development Supervisor Diane Trotter take a moment to pose before the event begins.

James conducts a demonstration for attendees.

WECA's booth was a hit with students!

A Royal Electric Company representative shows students a brochure.

Ian Vander Linden, CEO of K S Telecom, shows off his booth to WECA.

Ian takes a moment from his demonstration to pose with interested students.

But wait -- there's more! Check out KCRA's coverage of the event below (and keep your eyes peeled for James and Ian)!


SRBX Trades Day, Nov. 16

Meanwhile, WECA also reached out to high school students at the Sacramento Regional Builders' Exchange (SRBX) Trades Day at Cal Expo in Sacramento on Nov. 16.

WECA Member Contractors Helix ElectricRex Moore GroupRoyal Electric Company, and Mark III Construction were also in attendance at the event.

During the event, Low Voltage instructor John Arias performed a hands-on activity with students, while Client Services ET/CE Specialist Will Hughes and Workforce Development Specialist Jeanette Santos discussed how interested students could pursue an electrical or low voltage career with WECA in the future.

Scroll down to see some moments from the event.

Thank you for having us, SRBX!

Workforce Development Specialist Jeanette Santos discusses WECA's apprenticeship programs with an attendee.

Rex Moore Group's booth

Representatives from Mark III Construction smile for the camera.