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We are excited to announce that we will be holding a series of HR Breakfast Sessions this spring! Bundle your sessions: One for $25, two for $45 or three for $70. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
April 10th: House Rules VS Company Policy
May 8th: Minimizing Workplace Negativity
More information is available here!
Join us on April 18th at the Sandman Hotel in Victoria for a seminar presented by IES and Technical Safety BC. Topics include: Safety Aspects of Lighting Upgrades, Designing with LED and Light Hazards — Don't be in the Dark. Registration is available here.
This fantastic and complimentary opportunity has been planned for those Under 40 within the electrical industry. Mingle with fellow industry young industry professionals at the Mixer from 4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. and then join EFC attendees at the EFC Open Reception from 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. This is a beneficial opportunity for young professionals to experience an important component of the EFC Conference and to expand their networks with key industry players. Register today!
STANDARD offers a complete turnkey solution to upgrade your lighting.
Our goal - uncover opportunities for you to economically replace your lighting and quickly recover the cost of your project.
Allow us to assess your energy usage, propose the best lighting solution, and where utility rebates are offered, look after all the paperwork for you.
Learn about the basics of electricity with this beginner course offered by the BCEA. Topics to be covered are: Voltage Sources and Systems, Circuits, Electrical Diagrams, Test Equipment, Basic Electrical Products, Wire and Cable, Lighting. Register here.
The B.C. Electrical Association will award up to $10,000 in $1,000 to $2,000 scholarships.
Scholarships are available to dependents of personnel of BCEA member companies in good standing, up to a maximum of two scholarships per member company. The employee of the BCEA member company must live and work in British Columbia. Students are not required to attend school in B.C. (Maximum of three scholarships per individual).
Students must be attending or planning to attend an accredited university, college or post-secondary educational institute on a full-time basis. Applicants applying for a BCEA bursary and pursuing a career in the electrical field will also qualify for the $1,000 Tommy Haddock Scholarship. Click here to access the application form.
Bursaries are available to grade twelve and post secondary students perusing a career in the following areas:
• Electrical (including apprentices)
• Electrical Engineering
Bursaries will be awarded to post-secondary students and grade twelve students who will be attending a post secondary school in September (Apprentices must be returning back to school in the next school year). Bursaries will be paid directly to the post secondary school and will be allocated towards your tuition. Students are required to attend a post-secondary school in British Columbia full-time.
Students must be attending or planning to attend an accredited university, college or post-secondary educational institute on a full-time basis.
Applicants applying for a BCEA bursary and pursuing a career in the electrical field will also qualify for the $1,000 Tommy Haddock Scholarship. Click here to access the application form.
The B.C. Electrical Association has been
very active in promoting careers in the
electrical industry. Since the inception of
the Scholarship and Bursary program we
have awarded over $450,000.
Members take pride in the fact that we
support the future generations of our
business, and feedback indicated that
members wanted to support students
directly furthering their education within the
We are delighted to announce that the LINK Conference 2018 is being held on November 14th-15th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver!
The LINK Conference 2018 is the perfect place to educate, network and plan for your organizations future.
Speaker highlights include:
Patricia Mohr — Economist, Anna-Liza Chow — HR Specialist, Smart City,
Leadership Training, Education Sessions, Robin Esrock — Adventure Author,
Data Digitization, Robotics and EFC Research Presentation report on Data
Digitalization, Speaker Swati Patel from EFC
Take advantage of early bird pricing and register your team today.
Our new logo is now available on all items in our online store!
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Breakdowns and accidents are unplanned events. You never know if, when, where, or how they will happen. But every time you get behind the wheel, you need to be prepared for the worst.
This online Accident & Breakdown Procedures course is designed to:
• Explore Why Procedures Matter
• Accidents and Incidents
• Knowledge Check: Accident vs. Incident
• Prevention and Preparedness
• Knowledge Check: Prevention and Preparedness: Response Kit
After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of:
• Distinguish between accidents and incidents
• Assemble and use an incident response kit
• Recognize the importance of complying with company procedures
• Protect the accident or breakdown area to prevent further incidents
• Describe what to do immediately following an accident
Gas prices are not the only thing going up.
Hydro rates are also increasing three per cent after the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) rejected the government's proposal to freeze them.
The planned freeze had been announced last year, as part of the B.C. NDP's commitment to phase out the provincial sales tax on electricity back in September's budget.
Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
The province is investing more than $5.4 million in industry-standard training equipment for trades and tech students at 15 public post-secondary schools across B.C. Premier John Horgan made the announcement recently at Northwest Community College's Terrace campus. "We need to make sure you have the resources to get the right training," Horgan said to an automotive class at the college. "We need to make sure you can leave this place and succeed wherever you want to put down your roots."
Kamloops This Week
Kamloops council recently authorized staff to work with the B.C. Real Estate Foundation to submit a grant for funds to assess and implement the B.C. Energy Step Code.
The voluntary provincial initiative aims to transform the housing market, with incremental steps toward net-zero, energy-ready buildings by 2032.
"In my mind, we have to do this," Coun. Arjun Singh said. "The voluntary part of it gets me a little worried."
Williams Lake Tribune
A large scale solar power plant proposed for west of Williams Lake will be the first Aboriginal-owned of its kind in Western Canada.
In March, B.C. Hydro announced it has agreed to pursue power purchase agreement negotiations with the Tsilhqot'in National Government (TNG) for Tsilhqot'in Solar — a one megawatt solar power project — slated at the Riverwest Sawmill site on Highway 20 near Hanceville.
B.C. Hydro has submitted it's annual report to the British Columbia Utilities Commision about the construction of the $10.7 billion Site C Dam.
The report covers construction milestones, permits and the priorities for 2018. Hydro says $2.127 billion had been spent as of Dec. 31, 2017, and that river diversion has been pushed back to 2020, a year later than planned, due to construction delays.
A U.K. based company is going to look at the potential for large-scale production of renewable hydrogen energy in B.C. in a study that will begin this spring.
The province is providing $230,000 to the study, with $60,000 in kind from B.C. Hydro, and if results are positive, United Kingdom's ITM Power will consider building a pilot plant in B.C.
Hydrogen energy can be used to power passenger vehicles, buses, trucks, trains, ships and planes.
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