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 2021

Wed
27
2021
January 27, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

How to use LinkedIn to Market your Business

The event to be held on January 27, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL session.

VIRTUAL SESSION

"How to Use LinkedIn for Business Development and Marketing" Webinar Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:00 PM Start time The Virtual Session is COMPLIMENTARY for ECA members!

February 2021

Fri
12
2021
February 12, 2021
8:00AM-12:00PM

Safety Forum - "Respirator Fit Tester Training"

Please join us on Friday, February 12, 2021 for this complimentary joint 4-hour Safety Forum.

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 Friday, February 12, 2021 at 8:00 am at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH), 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, IL 60803 (708) 389-1340

Thu
18
2021
February 18, 2021
1:00-3:00PM

"KPI - Key Performance Indicators:  Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators"

The event to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL session.

VIRTUAL SESSION

"KPI - Key Performance Indicators: Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators" Presented by: Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Virtual Classroom THE PROGRAM IS COMPLIMENTARY FOR ECA MEMBERS. (Coupon Code is Required).

Wed
24
2021
February 24, 2021
1:00-3:00PM

“Inequitable Payment Practices” - Part 1 of a series of Business / Project Management Webinars

The event to be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL session.

VIRTUAL SESSION

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - (Virtual Session) “Inequitable Payment Practices” Presented by Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Virtual Classroom Program THE PROGRAM IS COMPLIMENTARY FOR ECA MEMBERS. (Coupon Code is Required).

March 2021

Wed
24
2021
March 24, 2021
1:00-4:00PM

“Change Order Management” - Part 2 of a series of Business / Project Management Webinars

The event to be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL session.

VIRTUAL SESSION

Wednesday, March 24, 2021  “Change Order Management” Presented by Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM THE PROGRAM IS COMPLIMENTARY FOR ECA MEMBERS. (Coupon Code is Required).

Wed
31
2021
March 31, 2021
5:00-8:00PM

Young Professionals of ECA at Top Golf in Schaumburg

Outdoor Event with Safety Precautions in Place

Top Golf, 2050 Progress Parkway, Schaumburg, IL

The new Schaumburg venue is a new prototype, located along Interstate 90 at Meacham Road. The planned three-level venue features 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, a full-service restaurant and three bars, 250 high-definition flat-screen TVs, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor patio and 3,000 square feet of private event space. Topgolf offers a wide selection of games that utilize micro-chipped golf balls and Toptracer technology (select venues) to keep track of every shot. Player's shots will be relayed back to their bay screen showing the accuracy and distance of each ball. The giant targets make it fun for everyone – Guests of all ages and skill levels can score!

May 2021

Mon
10
2021
May 10-13, 2021

"Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction"

The event is to be held Monday, May 10, 2021 to Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000

“Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction" Monday to Thursday, May 10 – 13, 2021 Bob Mooty, former NECA Education Instructor Drake Oak Brook Hotel 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (All four days)

Thu
27
2021
May 27, 2021
8:00AM-12:00PM

“Transformational Leadership: Creating High Performance Work Teams”

The event is to be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Drake Oak Brook Hotel,2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000

Thursday, May 27, 2021 “Transformational Leadership: Creating High Performance Work Teams” Bruce Boger, Bruce Boger Company - Presenter Drake Oak Brook Hotel 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 2021

Wed
20
2021
October 20, 2021
8:00AM-3:00PM

“Managing Field Productivity”

The event is to be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Drake Oak Brook Hotel

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 am - 3:00 pm “Managing Field Productivity” Dr. Awad Hanna - Presenter Drake Oak Brook Hotel 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000

November 2021

Tue
9
2021
November 9, 2021
8:00AM-3:00PM

“Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen”

The event is to be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 “Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen” Dr. Awad Hanna - Presenter Drake Oak Brook Hotel 2301 York Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 571-0000. 8:00 am - 3:00 pm