44th Annual Outside Line Conference Connects Industry Leaders

While digital technologies and online connectivity continue to change the way people interact, it’s hard to match the benefits of face-to-face meetings when it comes to problem solving, sharing best practices and renewing camaraderie within a group. The Outside Line Conference shows that IBEW-NECA understands the benefits of in-person interaction. read more…

IBEW-NECA Is Ready for Explosive Growth in the Transmission Industry

The electricity transmission industry is poised for unprecedented levels of growth in the near future. Aging transmission infrastructure needs replacing. New power generation technologies, like solar and wind, needs to be tied into the grid. And existing infrastructure needs updating to accommodate the smart grid revolution. According to the United read more…

A Look at Apprenticeship in Knoxville

While there are many paths to becoming a certified electrician, the comprehensive IBEW apprenticeship program is renowned for its ability to instill the advanced knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s industry. Through the Electrical Alliance, IBEW’s training affiliate, IBEW invests $180 million each year in the development and read more…

GM Goes Green With IBEW

General Motors is committed to being an industry leader in environmental sustainability. As part of this commitment, GM is installing large scale solar arrays at their various manufacturing facilities. In 2014, GM looked to install their largest solar power facility in the Western hemisphere at their Lordstown complex. The Lordstown read more…

Looking Ahead: U.S. Green Energy Predictions for 2015

Here’s the bad news: because of an extended drought in California and declining water resources across the Western U.S., electrical energy from hydropower dams has been reduced significantly – down by nearly 25% since 2011. The good news: thanks to advances in green energy technology, the generation of electrical energy read more…

Careers in Electrical Construction

Traditional college is not in the plans for everyone. For students interested in skilled trades and apprenticeship programs there is some potential good news. According to an annual survey from Manpower, jobs for skilled tradespeople are among the hardest to fill and the demand for qualified workers is rising and read more…