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Welcome to the Electrical Contractors´ Association

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is a construction trade association that provides business and labor relations services to nearly 700 electrical contractors in Cook County, Illinois.  ECA is also known as the Chicago and Cook County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  The Association works with its industry partner, Local Union #134 IBEW, to negotiate and administer labor agreements, coordinate apprentice and journeyman level training, as well as promote the industry on behalf of these employers.  Since 1903, ECA has provided educational opportunities and business services to not only to assist the electrical contractor by improving the business climate and bringing increased profitability, but to enrich future generations. ECA and IBEW Local 134 work hand in hand to provide a highly skilled, efficient and safe workforce for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. 

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Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH
09/25/2020

Young Professionals of ECA: Fall Tour at IN-TECH

September 30, 2020

The young professionals of ECA are invited to tour the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's renewable energy training center. Compete in the Tower Climb Challenge!

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  • Please join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020 for this complimentary joint 4-hour Safety Forum.

    IBEW Local 701 Hall Main Auditorium 28600 Bella Vista Parkway - Suite 1000 Warrenville, IL 60555

    September 24, 2020
    7:30-11:30AM

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Wed
30
2020
September 30, 2020
5:15-7:30PM

Young Professionals of ECA: Tour of the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Training Center

September 30th, 2020

IBEW NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH), 6201 W. 115th, Alsip, IL

Join the Young Professionals of ECA to tour the Renewable Energy Training Center at INTECH! INTECH uses this 25-acre demonstration site to train union electricians in the latest sustainable technologies. The project stands as the largest outdoor training campus of its kind and includes one of the Midwest’s first facilities aiming for net-zero energy use. 

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Wed
30
2020
September 30, 2020
5:15-7:30PM

Young Professionals of ECA: Tour of the IBEW NECA Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Training Center

September 30th, 2020

IBEW NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH), 6201 W. 115th, Alsip, IL

Young Professionals of ECA are invited to tour the Renewable Energy Training Center at INTECH! INTECH uses this 25-acre demonstration site to train union electricians in the latest sustainable technologies. The project stands as the largest outdoor training campus of its kind and includes one of the Midwest’s first facilities aiming for net-zero energy use. 

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