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Workforce Development Committee

(formerly Manpower Development Committee)

The Workforce Development Committee is concerned with maintaining and expanding skill as the cornerstone of this specialty contracting industry. Provision of an adequate supply of skill is vital to the industry and production of skill in this complex mechanical trade demands supervision, variety of experience and instruction. The continuing review of conditions and factors bearing upon effective support and execution of activities that meet this basic requirement of the industry is within the scope of this Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Governors and provides leadership in promoting these recommended programs.

The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee recommends training programs to the industry for adoption. Labor and management have found that these programs and recommended procedures can best be handled cooperatively by local apprenticeship and training committees which are equally represented by both parties. NECAs Workforce Development Committee members also serve as the management representatives to the NJATC.


2021 Workforce Development Committee Roster

  • Earl Restine Jr, Chair
    Vice President District 9
    Fuller Electric Corporation
    San Diego, CA
  • Marcus W McPhee
    Connecticut Chapter
    McPhee Electric Ltd
    Farmington, CT
  • Brian Spader
    Dakotas Chapter
    Thompson Electiric Compant
    Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jeff Barber
    Mahoning Valley Chapter
    VEC Inc
    Girard, OH
  • Ron Guarienti
    Southern Colorado Chapter
    Pueblo Electric Inc
    Pueblo, CO
  • Brian Freeman
    Gulf Coast Chapter
    Gulf Electric Company Inc of Mobile
    Mobile, AL
  • Chrys Fleming
    Alaska Chapter
    Alcan Electrical & Eng Inc
    Anchorage, AK
  • Tom Parkes
    Northeastern Line Constructors Chapter
    O'Connell Electric Company
    Victor, NY
  • Greg Gossett
    Central Indiana Chapter
    ERMCO Inc
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Marvin Groves, II
    Red River Valley Chapter
    Marvin Groves Electric Company Inc
    Wichita Falls, OH
  • Kevin Tighe, Secretary (and Treasurer, Electrical Training Alliance)
    Vice President, Labor Relations
    NECA Inc
    Washington, DC
  • David Long, (Trustee, Electrical Training Alliance)
    Chief Executive Officer
    NECA Inc
    Washington, DC