Educational Tracks

The NECA Education Tracks are a series of in-depth discussions about cutting edge technology, new business strategies, best practices and opportunities, grouped in five tracks of related topics.

Each track is filled with hours of content, presented by industry experts. Their presentations are geared to providing strategic and practical solutions for electrical contractors. If you want to grow your business, make sure to bring additional key personnel, so you can cover all the bases. If your firm is expanding into one or more of the alternative energy markets, then attend the Energy Solutions track. Make sure your Safety Director attends the Safety Forum and the Safety Track. Each theme runs from pre-convention workshops to the management sessions to the technical workshops on the NECA Show floor. These new streamlined tracks will allow NECA to better serve the ever-evolving needs of the industry.

Plan Your Schedule

The website lists all sessions by related topic, so you can customize plan your education program at 2013 NECA Washington D.C. to fit your business needs.

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Advancements in technology are hard to keep up with. There are many new labor savings devices and new services on the market that can add profit to your bottom-line. How do you keep us with it all? Make sure you attend the Electrical track. Topics cover vital information such as pre-fabrication, back-up power, fleet tracking, new tool technology, NEC® changes, and more.

Energy Solutions

There are plenty of growth opportunities in the energy market sector. For some, it will be solar, for others it will be fuel cells, energy storage and other alternative energy jobs. However, don’t overlook the tremendous growth in the lighting retrofit, LED, and lighting controls market. Building owners and facility managers are looking for the right firm to help them assess and reduce their energy bills. NECA contractors are positioned to lead the way. This track is a continuation of the Energy Forum, providing an in-depth look at alternative energy opportunities available to electrical contractors. Don’t miss out.

Line Construction

Line contractors are at the forefront of natural disaster recovery and rebuilding, electrical grid improvements, smart meters, broadband technology, and distributing power from renewable sources nationwide. Safety is paramount in all aspects of line construction. Stay abreast of the emerging market opportunities in our industry This track will explore new ideas and solutions.


Executive leadership skills, financial management, and developing better customer service are just a few of the vitally important management topics that will be explored in Washington DC this fall. Gain the knowledge you need in order to contribute more effectively as a key member of your management team. Driving improved business results through enabling technologies is crucial to grow sales, reduce expenses, and improve organizational effectiveness.


Debate the latest strategies on Disaster Recovery Planning, and make sure you are up-to-date on Negligent Entrustment Liability. This track extends the education of the Safety Forum. Make sure you, or your key personnel, attend these vitally important sessions.


NECA’s Management Education Institute is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1–2007 Standard.
To avoid any confusion or problems at the state level, NECA strongly recommends you check with your state authority prior to the Convention to find out whether they will grant CEUs for management education programs held at NECA 2013 Washington D.C.. Find information on your state electrical contractor licensing boards.