WASHINGTON, November 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Biden administration welcomed David LongCEO of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), at the White House with other employers, training providers, and state and local government leaders.
The association was recognized by the President for its participation in the Talent Pipeline Challenge, which was designed to inspire organizations to make concrete commitments in three specific sectors that support workforce development. The three critical infrastructure sectors that Long and NECA have focused on are: broadband, construction and “electrification” (electric vehicle charging infrastructure and battery manufacturing).
“This is an initiative that NECA is proud to be part of as we seek to educate and continuously improve the electrical construction industry,” said Long. “However, we have been implementing these equitable workforce development programs for decades. Our mission is to develop the best talent to fill high-quality jobs that will help develop infrastructure and supply chains. from the country.”
Through this program, NECA is helping the initiative by ensuring that there are trained workers who are ready to meet the requirements of implementing the bipartisan Infrastructure Act (BIL), which was passed l ‘last year.
The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI) was created through BIL. NEVI plans to provide $5 billion in funding to states to build charging infrastructure along highways and ensure reasonable access across the country. “The hands and minds of our skilled members of the industry are already hard at work to make the future of electric vehicles possible,” Long said. The White House event can be viewed publicly via this link.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
NECA is the voice of $202 billion the electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technologies to buildings and communities across North America. NECA’s national office and 118 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Go to www.necanet.org for more information.
SOURCE National Association of Electrical Contractors