A new online course from the National Electrical Contractors Association’s Management Education Institute (NECA-MEI) addresses some of the fundamental questions about what it takes to make it in electrical construction.

Contractor 101 is NECA’s ABCs of the electrical construction industry. It begins with an explanation of responsibilities on a project from the bottom up, covering the fundamentals for people new to electrical contracting and how contractor business and management operations are organized.

Helpful for a range of purposes, including training office staff, students researching job possibilities, and electrical workers exploring a move into management, Contractor 101 is an introductory program or refresher course.

Contractor 101 is available for $49 for NECA members and $65 for nonmembers. Individuals who complete this online course will gain 0.2 continuing education units (CEUs.)

To register for the Contractor 101 online course, visit www.necanet.org/education/mei. You must have a user name and password to sign in. To get a user name and password, e-mail Jackie Saldana at js@necanet.org. For the member discount code, mention you are a NECA member in your e-mail.

Once registered, there is no limit to how many times you take the course.

NECA is also observing National Electrical Safety Month by hosting the first NECA Safety Professionals Conference on May 22–24 in Dallas. You must be a member to attend. Visit www.necanet.org for more information or to register.