Need funds to help pay for training?
If you’re out of work or unable to work as an electrician
because you can’t afford to pay for electrician training, here
are some potential funding resources to consider:
Scholarships from WECEF
The Western Electrical Contractors Education Foundation has a scholarship program for students enrolled in the WECA Apprenticeship or Electrician Trainee Program. Scholarships are awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,250 per year to be used toward the cost of books, tools, and/or tuition.
Available WECEF scholarship funds for the current fiscal year (2010-2011) have already been awarded; please visit the WECEF website at www.wecef.org for information on when future awards will be available.
Workforce Investment funds from EDD
WECA has received approval and is now included on California's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
In certain counties, unemployed students or students working out of the trade because they can’t afford required
training can now contact their local Employment Development Department (EDD) office or One-Stop Career Center for more
information on obtaining Workforce Investment Act funding for their WECA courses.
WECA is currently an approved provider in the Counties listed below.
Click on the County you live in to see a list of one-stop career centers in
Additional counties will be added as we receive additional
approvals. For information on One-Stop locations in other counties can be
found online at