Monday, October 24, 2016

San Diego Electrical Training Center to Host an Apprenticeship Open House on November 16th and 17th, 2016

This Event is part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON The San Diego Electrical Training Center, an IBEW, Local 569 and NECA, San Diego  electrical training center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will host Apprenticeship Open House events on November 16th and 17th, 2016 at 4675 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, California as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.

The event will feature a presentation about the San Diego Electrical Training Center’s successful Electrical Inside Wireman and Sound/Communications Apprenticeship programs, as well as a facility tour and a special panel where attendees can hear from the Director Bert Richardson and several former apprentices. The event is free and open to the public and business community.

The San Diego Electrical Training Center has offered apprenticeship programs for over 80 years and has been San Diego’s leader in training Professional Electricians in Commercial, Residential, and Sound and Communication careers.

“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Pete Spencer of Audio Associates, one of California’s top Audio Visual Companies, “Since founding Audio Associates in 1981 and becoming signatory over twenty years ago, we’ve seen our business grow, our productivity skyrocket and our employee turnover significantly decrease. I highly encourage those in our business community to attend this event and learn how they can use apprentices within their own organization.”

Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. According to Rhiannon Rogers DAS, “companies that offer Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more.

“While 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy and more,” said Rhiannon Rogers DAS, “The goal of the National Apprenticeship Week and open house events like this one is to educate businesses and leaders about the importance of Apprenticeship programs. These programs can lead to great jobs that also help positively impact our economy. ”

The U.S. currently has approximately 375,000 apprentices working with more than 150,000 employers. Last year, President Obama established a goal of doubling the number of Apprenticeships within five years. The inaugural National Apprenticeship Week is one of several initiatives helping achieve that goal.

Dozens of Apprenticeship USA supporters and stakeholders have committed to participating and hosting events in support of National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model.  Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.

About the San Diego Electrical Training Center
Our mission is to find and train men and women to build, maintain, and repair the
electrical systems that bring our world to life. We build systems that power our buildings,
systems that keep us safe, and systems that feed the deluge of information that makes our
world run. We are a part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. We have been training in San Diego for over 80 years.

Wednesday 11/16/16, Tour/open house for individuals - 1PM to 4PM.
Thursday 11/17/16 Tour/open house for schools/community groups 9AM to noon.
LOCATION: San Diego Electrical Training center
4675 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, California
Refreshments and snacks will be served. Agenda and other information will be provided following registration.


Call: Tim Van Noordt, 858-692-8270, E-mail: Deadline: 11/14/16