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Here's What WECA Outreach Was Up to on the Workforce Development Front in April

Thursday, May 2, 2024

The beginning of April was a whirlwind for WECA's outreach and workforce development teams!

First, WECA visited Twelve Bridges High School in Lincoln with WECA Board Member and Member Contractor Ian Vander Linden and his company, KS Telecom.

Top: Ian Vander Linden talks to two attendees.

Bottom: WECA's setup at Twelve Bridges' event.


Then, WECA had a busy day at Sheldon High School in Elk Grove, joined by WECA Lead Instructor and Lab Manager Jimmie SlempWorkforce Development Specialist Jeanette Santos, and WECA Member Contractors Royal Electric Company and Capitol Valley Electric. There, Jimmie and Jeanette assisted Workforce Development Manager Diane Trotter in educating attendees about WECA's Apprenticeship programs and how to start their Apprenticeship journeys.

Jeanette and Jimmie are all smiles for the camera!

Jimmie talks with an interested attendee.

Jeanette encourages an attendee as he plays a game to win some WECA swag.

We were excited to have WECA Member Contractor Royal Electric Company at the event with us!

It was also great to see Capitol Valley Electric at the event, too!

Jimmie using our portable outreach electrical lab wall to explain concepts to interested attendees.


And then, on Saturday, April 13, WECA attended North State Building Industry Foundation's Skilled Trades Job Fair in Sacramento. Commercial Electrical instructors Lakeal Morris and James Hall were also on hand to provide great demonstrations for attendees interested in pursuing careers in the electrical industry.

Lakeal shares a moment with an attendee.

Lakeal and Diane in their elements as they converse with attendees.

James shares some career insights.

James gives an electrical demonstration.