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NECA This Week

Empowering Tomorrow's Talent: Industry Connect Introduces Students to Contractors & New Technology

Nov 27, 2023

Industry News

$176B plan unveiled to rebuild Northeast rail corridor

The Northeast Corridor Commission — a coalition of Amtrak, commuter transit agencies, states and the U.S. Department of Transportation — announced Nov. 16 an ambitious 15-year plan to rebuild the Boston-New York City-Washington, D.C., rail line.

$16B Gateway Program construction finally underway

After years of delays and political fights, construction finally began Nov. 3 on the Hudson River Tunnel portion of the Gateway Program, a $16.1 billion group of projects that will double capacity for the Northeast Corridor rail segment connecting New Jersey and New York City. President Joe Biden in January called Gateway “one of the biggest, the most consequential projects in the country.”



Industry Connect Event Introduces Students to Electrical Contractors and New Technology

Industry connect Event Introduces Students to Electrical Contractors and New Technology

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2023, ELECTRI International proudly partnered with the Maryland NECA chapter and the IBEW Local 24 to host an Industry Connect event on Friday, November 17th at the Baltimore Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC) facility. More than 50 students attended the event, coming from CAT North (Anne Arundel), Frederick County CTE and Sollers Point High School.

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2024 WIN+FL Conference Registration is Now Open!

2024 WIN+FL Conference Registration is Open!

The Women in NECA and Future Leaders (WIN+FL) Leadership Conference is a one-of-a-kind event with three full days of education, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. With featured speakers, group discussions, and a focus on the most relevant issues in leadership and the industry, this conference promises to be an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow as a professional and be part of this community!

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NECA's Innovation Institute Accepting Members' Emerging Leaders for Upcoming Cohorts

NECA's Innovation Institute Accepting Members for Upcoming Cohors

NECA is currently accepting applications for two cohorts in 2024, the Franklin Cohort will begin in April and the DaVinci Cohort will commence in August. 39 innovative pioneers from NECA member contractors have already completed or are currently active in the Innovation Institute. Industry leading experts in problem-solving have coached these current and future executives as they strengthen their positions as emerging leaders in the industry. The goal of this program is to build candidates into forward-thinking pioneers.

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November's District 10 Message From Mike Starner

November's District 10 Message from Mike Starner

I have spent my entire adult life working in the Electric Transmission and Distribution Industry. I am truly blessed to have been given an opportunity that most people can only fully appreciate in retrospect. As a knuckle-headed teenager, I had no sense of direction or purpose. It wasn’t until my uncle, realizing that I was standing at a fork in the road of life, did something that would change my life forever – he hired me.He was a foreman on a line-clearance tree crew and one thing that he knew for sure is that tree work would either make or break me.

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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


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