Apprentice Appreciation Day


Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA has teamed up with the area’s premier local Joint Apprentice Training Centers to bring you, an Apprentice Appreciation Day at the upcoming NECA Convention and Trade Show in Philadelphia, PA.

Apprentice Appreciation Day will include a customized workshop aimed at enhancing and contributing to the needs of our professional apprentices working at all levels of electrical contracting, from first year to fifth year. Following the workshop, all participants will be granted free admittance to the #1 industry trade show, the NECA Show.

Who’s Invited?

Calling all of the apprentices in the East Coast. Area locals and JATC’s are encouraged to attend this exclusive event.

About the Show

NECA presents the largest gathering of over 300 manufacturers and distributers showcasing the latest technological advances in such areas as power supply, security, tools, integrated building systems, lighting and controls, solar/PV, storage, and more!

Transportation, trade show admission, continental breakfast and lunch voucher will be provided.


Free Online registration to the NECA 2018 Show and Apprentice Appreciation Day is available for any local area JATC. Enter code ” JATCPHIL ” in the Invitation Code field prior to starting your registration.

Register Now

For more information, please contact your local JATC Training Director or NECA Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter Office.

Schedule of Events:


9 – 10:00AM Bus Arrival and Check-in


10 – 11:30AM

Apprentice Appreciation Workshop

Moderated By: Jeff Scarpello, Executive Director, Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA

Opening Remarks:
  • John Dougherty, Business Manager, IBEW Local 98
  • Todd Stafford, Executive Director, Electrical Training Alliance
  • Mike Neill, Director of Apprentice Training, IBEW Local 98 ATEI
  • Remarks from our Sponsors
Getting the Most of the NECA Trade Show
  • Beth Ellis, Executive Director of Convention/Exposition, NECA
Keynote: Leadership in the Industry
  • Michael Callanan, Principal of mc3 – Michael Callanan Consulting Company
 11:30AM – 12:15PM
Town Hall Meeting with Q/A:
  • Lonnie Stephenson, President, IBEW
  • David Long, President, NECA
  • John M. Grau, Chief Executive Officer, NECA

Moderated by: Geary Higgins, Vice President of Labor Relations, NECA

12:15 – 5:00PM
Trade Show Floor
12:15 – 1:00PM Lunch Provided in Meeting Room