About Us

Welcome to The Western Central Pennsylvania Electricians' Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committe, a non-profit organization jointly sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) - Beaver Division and (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) IBEW Local Union 712.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER OF NECA - For over 70 years, they have provided members with an effective agency through which to express their collective voice on issues affecting the electrical construction industry. Today the chapter represents qualified, reliable, and experienced contractors throughout Western Pennsylvania. LEARN MORE.

IBEW LOCAL UNION 712 - Is an electrical organization founded in 1914, and located in Beaver, Pennsylvania. The Local has over 450 members that serve 40 + contractors in Beaver, Crawford, Lawrence and Mercer counties. Cities such as Beaver Falls, Chippewa, Rochester, New Castle, Hermitage and Meadville are all covered by Local Union 712. Our skilled electricians are supplied to signatory contractors within our jurisdiction. They are highly skilled, professionally trained men and women who are certified electricians capable of performing all aspects of the electrical field.  LEARN MORE

We also partner with the Electrical Training Alliance. The Alliance has developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train thousands of qualified men and women each year. Through the Electrical Training Alliance, the IBEW and NECA have hundreds of local programs offering apprenticeship and training in both Residential Wireman and Journey-Level Worker Inside Wireman.

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True apprenticeship training consists of two components. One component is classroom instruction. This is conducted at the Western Central Pennsylvania Electricians' Training Center. The other component is on-the-job training which is provided by local Electrical Contractors.