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Workforce Development Committee

(formerly Manpower Development Committee) The Workforce Development Committee is concerned with maintaining and expanding skill as the cornerstone of this specialty contracting industry. Provision of an adequate supply of skill is vital to the industry and production of skill in this complex mechanical trade demands supervision, variety of experience and instruction. The continuing review of conditions and factors bearing upon effective support and execution of activities that meet this basic requirement of the industry is within the scope of this Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Governors and provides leadership in promoting these recommended programs. The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee recommends training programs to the industry for adoption. Labor and management have found that these programs and recommended procedures can best be handled cooperatively by local apprenticeship and training committees which are equally represented by both parties. NECAs Workforce Development Committee members also serve as the management representatives to the NJATC.

2022 Workforce Development Committee Roster


Shawn Smith, Chair
Vice President District 5
DL Smith Electric Inc.
Topeka, KS
Jeff Barber
Mahoning Valley Chapter
VEC Inc
Girard, OH

Chrys Fleming
Alaska Chapter
Alcon Electrical & Eng Inc
Anchorage, AK
Brian Freeman
Gulf Coast Chapter
Gulf Electric Company Inc of Mobile
Mobile, AL

Greg Gossett
Central Indiana Chapter
ERMCO Inc
Indianapolis, IN
Marvin Groves, II
Red River Valley Chapter
Marvin Groves Electric Company Inc
Wichita Falls, TX

Ron Guarienti
Southern Colorado Chapter
Pueblo Electric's Inc
Pueblo, CO
Dave Helsel
East Central California Chapter
Collins Electrical Company Inc.
Fresno, CA

Marcus W McPhee
Connecticut Chapter
McPhee Electric Ltd
Farmington, CT
Tom Parkes
Northeastern Line Constructors Chapter
O'Connell Electric Company
Lancaster, NY

Brian Spader
Dakotas Chapter
Thompson Electric Company
Sioux Falls, SD
Kevin Tighe, Secretary (and Treasurer, Electrical Training Alliance)
Vice President, Labor Relations/Field Service
NECA Inc
Washington, DC

David Long, (Trustee, Electrical Training Alliance)
Chief Executive Officer
NECA Inc
Washington, DC