RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Terry Seabury, Executive Director/CEO of WECA, announced that the association’s Commercial and Residential Electrical apprenticeship programs have received college credit recommendations from NCCRS (the National College Credit Recommendation Service).
This benefit provides WECA commercial and residential electrical apprentices the ability to gain access to college credit for completion of either program by using credit recommendations set forth by NCCRS. While admissions and acceptance of transfer credit isn’t guaranteed, more than 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide currently consider awarding credit based on NCCRS recommendations.
“WECA is thrilled to extend this opportunity to our apprentices and graduates,” said Seabury. “We know that some of our graduates choose to pursue additional higher education at traditional colleges and universities in fields such as construction management, and these college credit recommendations from NCCRS may allow them to receive substantial credits for the programs they’ve already completed at WECA. We view these NCCRS college credit recommendations as further evidence of the educational quality and vigor of our apprenticeship programs.”
“NCCRS is pleased to recommend college credit for WECA’s commercial and residential electrical apprenticeship courses,” NCCRS Director Lisa Sax Mahoney said. “Through our professional evaluations, we continue to support the recognition of high-quality workforce training programs delivered by qualified organizations across the country.”
NCCRS, founded in 1973 by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, strives to increase access to higher education through recognition of non-collegiate learning. Using an academic peer review model, NCCRS conducts independent, third-party evaluations of courses and examinations to determine their comparability to college-level learning. Courses and examinations that meet appropriate standards receive college credit recommendations which are listed within CCRS Online, a web directory maintained by NCCRS.
WECA, founded in 1929, is a California statewide nonprofit trade association for electrical and low voltage contractors, and offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, an Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, continuing education classes for journeymen, and workforce development to the electrical and low voltage fields.
Learn more about WECA at https://www.goweca.com/.
Learn more about NCCRS and view their college credit recommendations for WECA at: http://www.nationalccrs.org/organizations/western-electrical-contractors.