Due to the likelihood that official guidance on the COVID-19 situation will continue to state that large gatherings are inadvisable for the foreseeable future, we are not planning to hold a 2021 instance of our annual Western Electrical Contractors Education Foundation “Claws for a Cause” Crab Feed.
We will still be awarding 2021 scholarships to worthy recipients; please visit our Scholarships page for more details.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to supporting the cause of the Western Electrical Contractors Education Foundation as it informs, educates, and supports the training of men and women for successful and satisfying careers in the electrical and low voltage trades, and provides scholarship opportunities to help defray the cost of tuition, tools, and fees for worthy candidates in pursuit of their education.
We look forward to seeing you next year at our 2022 benefit, when we will hopefully be able to raise a glass and a leg of crab and toast each other and the students pursuing careers in our field, in person once again.
2019 Claws for a Cause Crab Feed: a Crackin’ Success!
The annual Western Electrical Contractors Education Fund (WECEF) Claws for a Cause benefit crab feed on Friday, March 15th was a crackin’ success.
The benefit, held at the Western Electrical Contractor Association’s (WECA) Rancho Cordova headquarters, annually funds scholarship opportunities; employment and career opportunities; marketing, outreach and awareness efforts; course development, and facility upgrades.
“This year’s crab feed sold out within a few weeks, and sponsorships increased thanks to our contractor and industry member partners,” said Terry Seabury, WECA’s Executive Director and CEO. “Although the room was crowded, everyone was up talking, networking, and buying tickets for the raffle until the food was served. The participation of the attendees made it a superior event.”
Attendees noshed on delicious seafood, sides, and drinks from Fin’s Seafood, enjoyed remarks, and witnessed the installation of new board members for the upcoming fiscal year.
“We not only raised money for WECEF scholarships for our students, but we also installed the 2019 WECA Board of Directors and WECA ATT Board of Trustees,” said Seabury.
But the night didn’t end there.
“To top the night off, we announced and celebrated WECA’s 90th year of serving the electrical industry,” said Seabury.
To help celebrate WECA’s 90th birthday, attendees were treated to a special three-tiered cake – replete with WECA’s logo – from Freeport Bakery.
WECA celebrates its 90th birthday on April 9th. Founded in 1929, WECA 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 for journeymen, and workforce development to the electrical and low voltage fields.
Established in 2005, WECEF provides opportunities to inform, educate, and train men and women for successful and satisfying careers in the electrical and low voltage trades. The organization believes in continuously raising standards of industry education in order to promote a highly skilled workforce for California’s burgeoning electrical and low voltage needs. WECEF accomplishes this by working with industry and community partners to acquire charitable contributions, in-kind donations, and grants.