Education & Training

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee plans annual continuing education programs to  keep ECA members on top of the latest technology and business practices, workforce development issues, and more so that they can lead the Chicagoland electrical construction industry.

Here is a snapshot of the 2019 programs.  Upcoming events are listed below.

September 2020

Wed
30
2020
September 30, 2020
5:15-7:30PM

Young Professionals of ECA: Tour of the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Training Center

September 30th, 2020

IBEW NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH), 6201 W. 115th, Alsip, IL

Young Professionals of ECA are invited to tour the Renewable Energy Training Center at INTECH! INTECH uses this 25-acre demonstration site to train union electricians in the latest sustainable technologies. The project stands as the largest outdoor training campus of its kind and includes one of the Midwest’s first facilities aiming for net-zero energy use. 

Wed
30
2020
September 30, 2020
5:15-7:30PM

Young Professionals of ECA: Tour of the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Training Center

September 30th, 2020

IBEW NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH), 6201 W. 115th, Alsip, IL

Join the Young Professionals of ECA to tour the Renewable Energy Training Center at INTECH! INTECH uses this 25-acre demonstration site to train union electricians in the latest sustainable technologies. The project stands as the largest outdoor training campus of its kind and includes one of the Midwest’s first facilities aiming for net-zero energy use. 

October 2020

Mon
5
2020
October 5-8, 2020

NECA 2020 Convention - VIRTUAL EVENT

#1 Event for Power, Light, Energy, and Technology Systems Integration

Virtual Event

The NECA Convention & Trade Show is now a VIRTUAL event scheduled for October 5 - 8, 2020.

Wed
21
2020
October 21, 2020
8:00AM-12:00PM

"Succession Planning"

Presented by Craig Bodette, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc.

The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

The ECA Education Research Committee is pleased to present the education program, "Succession Planning."

Tue
27
2020
October 27-29, 2020

NECA Virtual Safety Summit

October 27-29, 2020

Make plans to attend NECA’s inaugural Virtual Safety Summit, presented by Westex by Milliken, October 27 – 29. The NECA Virtual Safety Summit will be composed of 2-half day blocks of general sessions, concurrent breakouts and even an exhibit hall. As champions of safety, we understand the importance of physically distancing but keeping up with latest safety trends of 2020 and beyond could be the difference if your organization is in business tomorrow.

November 2020

Thu
12
2020
November 12, 2020

"How to Design Your Company's Internal Processes for Maximizing Profitability"

The program is to be presented by Dr.Heather Moore, MCA, Inc.

The session is to be held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523 is FULL!

The ECA Education Research Committee education program, "How to Design Your Company's Internal Processes for Maximizing Profitability" has been re-scheduled! THE PROGRAM IS FULL!

Wed
18
2020
November 18, 2020
8:00AM-4:00PM

"The Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen"

Presented by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

The ECA Education Research Committee is pleased to present the education program, "The Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen."