- Arizona Contractor & Community
WECA Announces Expansion of Electrical Apprenticeship Training into Phoenix
Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA), an industry leader in electrical training and apprenticeship and contractor business services in the Western United States, is pleased to announce the expansion of its electrical apprenticeship training program into Arizona. In partnership with Founding Arizona WECA Member Contractor Corbins Electric—one of the largest electrical contractors in the Southwest and which has been a leader in quality, safety, innovation, efficiency, and technology for the industry since 1975—WECA is bringing its lauded programs to meet workforce development needs in the region.
WECA's newest training facility, based in Phoenix, will greet its inaugural Arizona apprenticeship class in 2021. Apprenticeship is a system of learning in the classroom and receiving on-the-job training while earning wages. WECA's apprenticeship programs are known for their high graduation counts; great reviews from apprentices and contractors alike; to-the-point, up-to-date curriculum and on-the-job training; and a dedicated, experienced instructional staff and administration.
WECA's apprentices attend classes in an accelerated and intensive format consisting of full-time classroom and lab instruction for two consecutive weeks, twice a year. Each two-week session is equal to one semester. WECA's daytime program is unique, and participants—apprentices and their sponsoring employers alike—appreciate the opportunity for apprentices to focus on their classroom and onsite lab education for these short, productive, and intense periods, rather than attending school in the evenings in a tiring and drawn-out fashion.
WECA has provided Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship, Residential Electrical Apprenticeship, and Low Voltage Apprenticeship Training programs since 1992, 1997, and 2005, respectively. The Commercial and Residential Electrical programs received credit recommendations from the National College Credit Recommendation Service in 2019.
For 90 years, WECA has been honored to prepare thousands of the most skilled electricians in the American West for a competitive workforce. The association currently serves over 280 member contractors, over 800 apprentices, and approximately 4,000 non-apprenticeship electrical students. WECA is proud to bring its programs to Phoenix for the benefit of Arizona's electrical industry and the development of its skilled workforce.
Interested Arizona apprenticeship applicants can submit their names to a list at
https://www.goweca.com/Apprenticeship/WECAArizonaApprenticeship.aspx, and electrical contractors can explore membership at https://www.goweca.com/Membership/WECAArizonaContractorMembership.aspx.
Learn more about WECA at http://www.goweca.com.