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.

July 2020

Thu
30
2020
July 30, 2020
7:00-8:00PM

Young Professionals of ECA: TRIVIA NIGHT

Join all the construction trades for an online trivia night - July 30th

Log on solo or with the whole family as our MC asks the questions live from Zoom. Don’t miss your chance to engage with an exciting group of emerging industry leaders and network with your peers across the MEP+ trades.

August 2020

Wed
26
2020
August 26, 2020

Managing Field Productivity Seminar has been RE-SCHEUDLED!

The program is to be presented by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

The ECA Education Research Committee education program, that was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, called, "Managing Field Productivity" has been re-scheduled for August 26, 2020. This session is for those that were registered for the March 25, 2020 program! An additional program date of August 27, 2020 has also opened.

Thu
27
2020
August 27, 2020

Managing Field Productivity Seminar (ADDITIONAL PROGRAM - NOW OPEN)!

The program is to be presented by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

The ECA Education Research Committee education Committee has added an additional program date! REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THIS SESSION!

September 2020

Wed
16
2020
September 16-17, 2020

"Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction"

The workshop is to be presented by Bob Mooty, Former NECA Education Instructor

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

The ECA Education Research Committee program, "Advanced Estimating of Electrical Construction" has been Re-scheduled! 8 spots remain!

Thu
24
2020
September 24, 2020
7:30-11:30AM

Safety Forum - "Excavation Hazards in Construction"

Please join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020 for this complimentary joint 4-hour Safety Forum.

IBEW Local 701 Hall Main Auditorium 28600 Bella Vista Parkway - Suite 1000 Warrenville, IL 60555

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, September 24, 2020 at 7:30 am at the Local 701 IBEW Hall Main Auditorium 28600 Bella Vista Parkway - Suite 1000 Warrenville, IL 60555

October 2020

Mon
5
2020
October 5-7, 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 - 7, 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."

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."