The South Carolina Electrical Contractors Association often referred to as CECA, held its annual apprenticeship graduation and oyster roast at their Summerville, SC headquarters facility on November 21. With well over 200 in attendance, including Graduates, their sponsors, and families, supporting partners such as Atlantic Coast Electric Supply and CECA staff. The celebration was the largest and one of the most successful in the history of the organization.
Butch Clift, who manages the apprenticeship program for CECA said he was extremely pleased with the size of the graduating class and the enthusiastic attendance as well as participation from the electrical contractor community. There were 23 electrical apprenticeship program graduates and 27 Project Supervision course graduates in attendance to receive their achievement certificates. Each graduating student received numerous gifts from the CECA organization, manufacturers like Klein tools, and supporting distributors such as Atlantic Coast Electric Supply which is also headquartered near the CECA facility in Summerville, South Carolina.
John Marshall, President and CEO of Atlantic Coast Electric Supply stated that this is one of the best trade association events he and his team, which consisted of over 15 attendees, have ever had the honor to attend. He stated that “these programs supply the industry not only with immediate needs but also for future talent and growth. We look forward to supporting the CECA organization and other trade organizations now and in the years ahead and we hope they will call on us whenever the opportunity for us to assist exists.”