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.

January 2020

Wed
29
2020
January 29, 2020
8:00AM-4:00PM

"Material Purchasing: Subcontractor vs. General Contractor"

Presented by Dr. Heather Moore or Dr. Perry Danesghari, MCA, 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, "Material Purchasing: Subcontractor vs. General Contractor."

February 2020

Thu
6
2020
February 6-7, 2020

Young Professionals of ECA: 2020 Leadership Conference

Westin Hotel, Itasca

The Young Professionals 2020 Leadership Conference will be held on February 6th to 7th, 2020, at the Westin Hotel in Itasca, Illinois. This year's conference will focus on the theme: "Setting the P.A.C.E. of our Future".

Thu
13
2020
February 13, 2020
8:00AM-12:00PM

"Safety Forum" - Workplace Transparency Law and Reasonable Suspicion

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Parameters and Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law

IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH), 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, IL 60803 (708) 389-1340

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA Safety Committee and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee are jointly sponsoring a morning Safety Forum on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:00 am at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) in Alsip, Illinois.

Tue
18
2020
February 18, 2020
10:00AM-12:00PM

"Reasonable Suspicion Training - (Cannabis-focused)" - 10 am - 12 pm

Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law compliance.

Five Westbrook Corporate Center Link 2- 5 Conference Room Westchester, IL 60154

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present a complimentary seminar called, "Reasonable Suspicion - (Cannabis-focused)." The program presenters is William Heffernan, Co-founder, Employee Resource Systems, Inc.

Tue
18
2020
February 18, 2020
1:30-3:30PM

"Reasonable Suspicion Training - (Cannabis-focused)" - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law compliance.

Five Westbrook Corporate Center Link 2- 5 Conference Room Westchester, IL 60154

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is pleased to present a complimentary seminar called, "Reasonable Suspicion - (Cannabis-focused)." The program presenters is William Heffernan, Co-founder, Employee Resource Systems, Inc.

Wed
19
2020
February 19, 2020
8:00AM-12:00PM

"Pull Planning"

Presented by Brian Lightner, Maxim Consulting Group - (New Presenter)

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

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

March 2020

Wed
25
2020
March 25, 2020
8:00AM-4:00PM

Managing Field Productivity

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, "Managing Field Productivity."

April 2020

Wed
15
2020
April 15, 2020
8:00AM-12:00PM

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

Presented by Dr.Heather Moore or Dr. Perry Danesghari, MCA, 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, "How to Design Your Company's Internal Processes for Maximizing Profitability."

May 2020

Wed
20
2020
May 20-21, 2020

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction"

Presented by Bob Mooty, Former NECA Education Instructor

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

The ECA Education Research Committee is pleased to present the education program, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction."

October 2020

Sat
3
2020
October 3-6, 2020

NECA 2020 Convention in Chicago

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

McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago

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."

November 2020

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."