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Congress Passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Aug 8, 2022

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Two Teams Shortlisted for First Phase of $4.3B Calgary Light-Rail Project

The short list has narrowed to two teams for phase one of Calgary's Green Line light rail system, an estimated $4.28-billion line that is the largest public works project in city history. Several big engineering and construction companies are in the chase, including Barnard Construction, Flatiron and WSP on one team, and Aecon, Dragados and Acciona on the other.

DOE extends $2.5B loan to build 3 EV battery factories

The three facilities are expected to create 6,000 construction jobs and 5,100 operations jobs when they are at full capacity. The conditional loan was filed through the DOE's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program; if accepted, it would be the program's first loan exclusively for a battery cell manufacturing project, according to the release.

Apprenticeships Make a US Comeback With Workers in Short Supply

With almost two openings for every person looking for work, US companies are increasingly tapping high school students for skilled jobs. As a result, apprenticeships are seeing a renaissance after failing to gain a foothold over the past few decades. About 214,000 people age 16 to 24 were in apprenticeships in 2022, more than double the amount a decade ago, according to July data from the US Department of Labor.



Congress Passes Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Congress Passes Inflation Reduction Ac of 2022

On July 27, Senator Manchin & Senator Schumer announced a new agreement on Budget Reconciliation package that will include addressing inflation, healthcare, climate/energy policy, and tax issues. This new agreement came to a surprise because of Senator Manchin's previous statements less than a month ago that he could not support a package outside of the healthcare provisions.

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Watch Now: August 2022 Safety Minute

August 2022 Safety Minute Video

Get up to speed on the latest industry safety news including a new OSHA initiative, an advanced notice, and the upcoming Safe + Sound Week. This month's eSafetyLine talks will address safety management programs, observations, JHAs, and inspections.

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3 NECA Staff Graduate from VOLT Academy

3 NECA Staff Graduate From VOlT Academy

Congratulations to NECA National Staff: Dave Orman, Laura Dayfield, and Mike Starner for graduating from the VOLT Leadership Academy last week! The VOLT Leadership Academy from NECA, IBEW and the electrical training ALLIANCE is an experiential, professional education and coaching program offered exclusively to emerging and high potential leaders in the electrical industry.



NECA Gives Back to Austin Community Through Adopt-a-School Program

Adopt-a-School - NECA Gives Back

NECA and Premier Partner 3M have joined together to adopt two schools in Austin: Navarro Early College High School and Travis Early College High School. By participating in STEM programs, students can recognize the benefits of joining the trades and the immediate impact it makes on uplifting their communities. Proceeds from the Silent Auction at NECA 2022 Austin will benefit the adopted schools.

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Minneapolis & St. Paul NECA Chapters Host Power Girls Electrical Day

Power Girls Electrical Day

Girl Scouts River Valleys held their Power Girls Electrical Day at Camp Lakamaga in July 2022. This program allows young girls to interact with electricians and limited energy installers to construct circuits and network cables. See the impact of this program and help girls gain exposure to the construction trades!

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August 2022 Important Days to Recognize

August 2022 Important dates

August 26 is Women's Equality Day. Proclaimed by Congress in 1973, Women's Equality Day commemorates American women gaining the right to vote in 1920.

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