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Establish a Student Chapter

The Chapter’s first steps:

  • Talk with your chapter’s contractors to identify:

    • The college or university within your Chapter’s geographic region that is most appropriate for a NECA student chapter

    • Chapter contractors who have a relationship with faculty at that school

  • Talk with faculty members who are involved in ELECTRI International research or whose own school already has a NECA Student Chapter to create a link with faculty at the local college or university selected by your Chapter.

  • Set up a meeting with your identified school’s construction management department head to explore interest in working with your Chapter to organize the new Student Chapter and to enlist membership.

  • Explore the opportunities available through a NECA Student Chapter:

  • Interaction with local NECA contractors

  • Field trips to jobsites and contractor headquarters to give students’ real-world, real-time exposure to the industry

  • Grants awarded by ELECTRI International

  • Opportunities to participate in an annual national student competition and win a cash award for the sponsoring institution

  • Student and faculty participation at NECA’s Annual Convention

  • Expand your horizons through participation in the student service projects organized in conjunction with ELECTRI International Cross-Border meetings.

  • Enlist one faculty member as organizer and mentor for the new Student Chapter. ELECTRI International will provide a financial stipend to the Student Chapter faculty advisor to help offset his/her administrative time in managing the chapter.

  • Work with the faculty member to enlist students and set up a formal student chapter governance structure. At inception, it is usual for the faculty member to identify and appoint student chapter officers to “get the ball rolling”.

Once your Chapter and the school agree to form and support a NECA Student Chapter, the next step is for the proposed Student Chapter to submit a formal request to the NECA Executive Committee if it has not already been submitted—to approve the Charter of Affiliation for the new student chapter.

The Application for Charter of Affiliation can be found in the Forms Packet.

Schools:

If your school is interested in setting up a Student Chapter contact a local NECA Chapter in your area or the NECA National Office and we will help you get started.

Resources:

For questions regarding Student Chapters please contact:

Wanessa Alves, Director, Student Chapter Relations
(301) 215-4532 direct • wa@necanet.org

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