ECA Industry Update
Join us at NECA's 1st Annual Safety Leadership Summit
Loew's Hotel Chicago - November 1 - 3, 2021

*ECA is offering a stipend for up to 4 attendees per company for this NECA conference. Register today!
Free Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Informational Class for ECA Members - Next Week!
September 28th, 2021: 8am to 4pm

Location: IBEW NECA Technical Institute, Alsip
*Lunch will be provided.

ECA Chicago is hosting a one-day course for all Office Employees - Non-Bargained Employees, that may include Project Managers, Project Engineers, Estimators, Superintendents, or Management who need to learn more about the requirements for EV Charging Infrastructure Projects.  This is an informational class only, not the EVITP Certification course. This class will help educate Electrical Contractors’, so they feel confident in bidding and installing Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. President Biden’s Infrastructure Spending Plan calls for 500,000 new EV Charging Stations across the Midwest, and this course will prepare you to go out and get this work! We have condensed the 18-hour EVITP Certification course into a one day (8 hour) Informational course that will touch on the following content, so the Contractor has a general understanding of what an EV Charging Infrastructure Project will entail.
NECA 2021: Nashville
Convention Registration FINAL DAY(S)!
NECA Convention & Trade Show in Nashville
October 9 - 12, 2021
Please be aware that MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021 was the FINAL DAY for NECA members to book rooms within their designated Chapter room blocks! The Chicago Chapter rooming block is with the Westin Nashville Hotel. If you did not register on or before August 23, 2021, we do not know what rooms/hotels will be available.

Early Bird rate closed on August 31st.
IBEW 134 / NECA Technical Institute: IN-TECH
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NECA Education Updates /
NECA This Week (9/20/2021)
Please click on the "NECA Education" link for the most recent updates regarding available professional development programming from NECA.

Please click on the newly updated format of "NECA This Week" link for updates concerning: the NECA Convention and your input is needed with the 2021 NECA Officer and Overhead Personnel Compensation Study, among other articles.
NECA PLC Video / Peer Group Initiative
Please click on the links for the "Peer Group Initiative" and "The Benefits of Joining the NECA PLC" link.

The PLC link also includes information concerning the most recent Government Affairs updates and participation with the NECA Convention.
NECA Convention
COVID-19 Update
Given recent developments with coronavirus, NECA is committed to ensuring that their event will be conducted in full compliance with the local health guidelines. They are continuing to work with the City of Nashville, the convention center and hotels to ensure a safe environment, as it remains a fluid situation. As we get closer to our event, they will be sure to communicate with you our COVID-19 policy recommendations. In an effort to ensure everyone has an opportunity to experience NECA 2021 Nashville, NECA has added a virtual component for those who are unable to attend in person. To learn more, please visit
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Webinar recordings available online for ECA Members!
If you missed a meeting or webinar by ECA, you can now log-in to the website and view the program you missed. Many recordings are now available, and more will be added daily from webinars held over the past year. Go to and under the "Industry Resources" pull down menu, select "Member Education and Webinar Recordings". You will be prompted to log-in, and then you are free to browse webinar recordings you may have missed. Please contact ECA with questions (708)531-0022.
Stay up to date on the latest changes for our Industry including news releases, legislation and Government mandates, workplace safety and preparation guidelines, OSHA alerts, and more that affect electrical contractors in Chicago and Cook County.

September 28, 2021
IBEW NECA Technical Institute, Alsip

September 30, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

October 5, 2021
Drury Lane Conference Center
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

October 9 - 12, 2021
Nashville, TN

October 14, 2021
Carlisle Banquets
Lombard, IL

October 20, 2021 
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 1 -3, 2021
Chicago, IL

November 9, 2021
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 10, 2021
Alsip, IL

This program will be open to all signatory contractors.
Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager is the guest speaker.