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NECA and ELECTRI Sign Registered Apprenticeship Agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor

Nov 20, 2023

Industry News

DOE proposes easing environmental reviews for certain storage, solar, transmission projects

Department of Energy is proposing to ease environmental reviews for certain energy storage, solar and rebuilt or upgraded transmission projects on federal land. Those types of projects — given their limited effect on the environment — would be eligible for “categorical exclusions” under the proposal published Thursday in the Federal Register.



Happy Thanksgiving from NECA!

Happy Thanksgiving from NECA

NECA wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! To our members, partners and staff, thank you for all your hard work and dedication! We are so grateful for the amazing community we have in the industry.

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NECA and ELECTRI Sign Registered Apprenticeship Agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor

NECA and ELECTRI Sign Registered Apprentice Agreement with U.S. Department of Labor

In partnership with the U.S. DOL, NECA and ELECTRI have launched a much-needed project management workforce pipeline. The signing ceremony was held Tuesday, November 14th, to announce ELECTRI’s ‘Project Management Apprenticeship’ as the National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards—which states can adopt as a Registered Apprenticeship Program. This will verify a pathway for high-quality training and internship experience to enhance the appeal and interest of entering the construction management field.

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NECA Government Affairs: Week in Review

NECA Government Affairs: Week in Review

After ten straight weeks in session, Congress has avoided it’s second government funding deadline. The Continuing Resolution (CR) passed the House on November 14th with 127 Republicans and 209 Democrats supporting the measure. The Senate followed suit, passing the CR on the evening of November 15th. This two-tiered “laddered” stopgap bill establishes two funding deadlines for different parts of the government. The Agriculture, Energy-Water, Military Constriction-VA, and Transportation-HUD funding has been extended to January 19th.

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Watch Now: November Safety Minute

Watch Now: November Safety Minute

Stay up to date with all the latest safety news by watching this month's Safety Minute, sponsored by NECA and Intec. This month's update includes a new OSHA initiative, various resources to protect workers and new eSafetyLine talks.

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Power Up Your Knowledge at MEP 2024

Power Up Your Knowledge at MEP 2024

NECA has partnered with MCAA and the SMACNA to bring the latest and greatest in technology and innovations across all three industries through educational sessions, collaborative roundtable discussions, a packed trade show floor and contractor tours. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind conference taking place in Orlando, FL on January 29-31, 2024!

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Upcoming Events

In-Person Events

2024 MEP Innovation Conference
Jan. 29 - 31 | Orlando, FL

2024 Women in NECA & Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference
Feb. 5 - 7 | Atlanta, GA



The Artful Dodger Economy: How Much Longer?
Nov. 28 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Electrical Service and Maintenance - Requirements and Opportunities
Dec. 14 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET


Virtual Classrooms

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction
Dec. 4 - 15 | 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. ET

Succession Planning
Dec. 8 | 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET

Essential Skills for Project Managers
Dec. 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET


Notable Dates

Thanksgiving | November 23


PAC Total - $672,415



Operational Fund Total $339,124

NECA Government Affairs Operational Fund


NECA Safety Roundup - Listen Now

NECA Safety Roundup


Innovation Overload - Listen Now

Innovation Overload Podcast

Think Like A Leader - Listen Now

Think Like a Leader Podcast