Welcome to NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center


There has never been a better time to prepare for a career that is financially rewarding and personally satisfying. And there has never been a better training program than the nationally acclaimed NECA/IBEW Local 48 Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program. Our apprentices learn from the most-respected and experienced instructors in the nation’s most technologically advanced facility. The result is that we produce the most skilled and productive electricians in the nation.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education at the Training Center

The Training Center is currently offering several classes to help prepare our members for the technology changes that are occurring in our industry.  We are currently offering classes in Autodesk Navis and Autodesk Revit. We plan to have classes available in Bluebeam by the fall.


In Introduction to BIM/Navisworks students learn about the BIM process and are introduced to Autodesk Navisworks to learn how to “fly” the model. Students get hands on experience in:



  • Moving through BIM model
  • Measuring equipment
  • Locating equipment by using the model and traditional two-dimensional prints
  • Project set-up for efficient workflow
  • Clash Detection
  • Timeliner


In Introduction to 3D Modeling 1 students will be introduced the 3D modeling software Autodesk Revit.  Students will spend the day designing a house to understand the most common commands used in Revit and how Revit tracks data and information.  This class will be a prerequisite to Introduction the 3D Modeling 2.



In Introduction to 3D Modeling 2 students learn about the 3D modeling process so that they can better understand the BIM workflow.  Students will use Autodesk Revit to:



  • Learn how to set electrical equipment and run raceways
  • Learn to create a conduit schedule for estimation purposes
  • Set hangers and trapezes utilizing Dewalt Hangerworks
  • Create a functional electrical system from a one-line diagram and floor plan 
  • Export model into Navisworks and run clash detection
  • Correct clashes
Available this fall we will be offering classes in Bluebeam.  The tentative outline for this class is:



  • Basics of Bluebeam:  Learn how to use Bluebeam to create, organize, markup, and create comments in the drawing set
  • Document Control:  Learn how to navigate and manage changes within the drawing set 
  • Takeoffs/Estimation:  How to efficiently perform job take-offs and produce basic estimates
  • Project close out/punch-list:  Learn to streamline punch-lists and reports to communicate punch-list status with the project team
 Staying on the cutting edge of technology will be critical to the success of our contractors and workers in the future. The Training Center is committed to bringing our members the latest technology.




A free information orientation is held the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00pm. Pre-registration is not required. If you have attended an orientation in the past, we suggested you attend the orientation again, as information and policies may have changed. You may also view the information orientation by clicking on the link below. 

NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center is now selling the 2017 NEC Code Books in both Soft Bound and Loose Leaf versions. 
Prices are as follows:
2017 NEC Code Book - Soft Bound: $75.00
2017 NEC Code Book - Loose Leaf: $85.00
2017 NEC Code Book - Spiral Bound: $80.00
2017 NEC Handbook : $141.00

These prices are specially discounted for our IBEW contributing members. Come by and pick up your new 2017 NEC Code Book today!