Calling all Journeymen Electricians!
Oregon has lots of work and not enough journeymen! The state has recently adopted a “provisional General Journeyman Electrician License” rule, in which a journeyman electrician, who has completed a substantially similar apprenticeship program that is required in Oregon, can receive a provisional license to work in the state.
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NECA/IBEW 48 – Energy Efficiency
“At Montgomery Park they were looking for ways to reduce their overall energy consumption. They’d looked at different ways they could save energy, and they dialed in on mechanical systems…”
How Portland is meeting the challenge of fewer electricians
While the electrical industry throughout the U.S. is brimming with opportunity, the field is facing a problem. In a study by the Conference Board, the electrical industry is struggling to fill its rosters. Skilled electrical workers are in high demand, but few people are answering the call, and the shortage is only expected to get…
NECA/IBEW Local 48 works with OSU students
This summer, several NECA contractors hosted internships for Oregon State University students. Over the weeks, the interns supported project management staff while learning estimating, scheduling, how to process submittals, cost management, and construction oversight. They worked with various individuals within the companies to learn the different aspects of their operations. This year’s group was: Jonathan…
NECA/IBEW Local 48 Training Center Graduates First Class of Pre-Apprentices
(Portland, Ore.) The National Electrical Contractors Association and International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker’s Electrical Training Center (NIETC) conducted their first State Approved Pre-apprenticeship program as part of a grant-funded opportunity through the national Electrical Training Alliance. The funding is part of the overall American Apprenticeship Initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program is focused on providing career opportunities to underrepresented populations, which includes…