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Customize Your Learning Experience

The electrical contracting industry is always changing. NECA provides the education needed to keep your company on top.

All sessions for NECA 2016 Boston are listed on the schedule by related topic, or “track” category. Each track is filled with hours of content. Attendees can customize their agenda by selecting sessions in each track that fit their individual and business needs. In addition to our tracks, we have also highlighted a special series of sessions geared toward Executive Leadership that will encompass multiple tracks. 

NECA course instructors are the leaders in the industry, with unique insight and expertise to customize seminars to the management and business needs of professionals working in all levels of electrical contracting. Their presentations are geared to providing strategic and practical solutions for electrical contractors. If you want to grow your business, make sure to bring additional key personnel, so you can cover all the bases. 

This year, attend courses on:

  •       Business Management
  •       Energy Solutions (new!)
  •       Labor Relations
  •       Leadership and Communications
  •       Project Management
  •       Standards and Safety
  •       Technology, Process and Innovation

New for Boston: Be on the lookout for our special executive leadership series, sponsored by Graybar, with sessions that will help you grow yourself and your company.

Choose from our in-depth pre-convention education, convention education and technical workshops to attend courses on a variety of topics to help grow your business. Full track descriptions can be found below.

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2016 Education Tracks

Tracks are a series of in-depth discussions about cutting edge technology, new business strategies, best practices and opportunities, grouped tracks of related topics. Each education session or workshop is categorized by one or more of the following 8 track categories to help you better plan your learning experience:

Business Management

Getting the work, making your contract work, and preparing for the future are essential steps in growing your business for tomorrow. This track focuses on business practices to strengthen and grow your company.

Energy Solutions

New this year, this track will focus on ways NECA contractors can uses new energy technologies to reach new energy solutions for the industry.

Labor Relations

Effective labor relations leads to increased employer efficiency, positively impacting your bottom line. This track will focus on efforts to recruit, train, and utilize your workforce. 

Leadership and Communications

Strong leaders make strong companies. Building your workforce right and keeping them happy keeps them productive and keeps you profitable. This track focuses on how to be and build strong leaders.

Project Management

Getting the work is only part of the battle. How you manage risk, manage your crews, and perform the work decide if you win or lose.  This track focuses on how what takes place in the field can affect your entire company.

Standards and Safety

Keeping up with the latest safety best practices, regulations, and standards are critically important for your company. This track focuses on ways to create a safety culture in your company, keep you abreast of current regulations, and help you prepare for tomorrow’s rules.

Technology, Process, and Innovation

There is always something new. Always something that can put you ahead. This track focuses on new technological developments, process improvements, and opportunities that help you grow and change your business.

Certificates of attendance will be offered for all courses and select courses will offer continuing education hours. To avoid any confusion or problems at the state level, NECA strongly recommends you check with your state authority prior to the Convention to find out whether they will allow continuing education at NECA 2016 Boston to contribute to their requirements. Find information on your state electrical contractor licensing boards. Have questions about the certificates offered? Contact