A Crucial Benefit

President's Desk 0419 Photo Credit: Cathy Hodor
Photo Credit: Cathy Hodor

One thing has always struck me as a crucial benefit of NECA membership: world-class continuing education. NECA provides excellent training opportunities for all of our contractors with a solid platform of classes and an emphasis on keeping our subject material up-to-date. Professional development is an important part of my personal growth, and education has been instrumental in the growth and success of my company, Rosendin Electric. That’s why I place such a high value on the opportunities NECA offers members to learn new skills and concepts that keep our contractors on the cutting edge of industry best practices.

Organizations need change agents who operate on that cutting edge. Are you encouraging your employees to continue to learn and grow? Are you investing in your future leaders? Those things might be the difference between success and failure.

One great way to expand your knowledge base is by attending NECA 2019 Las Vegas, the largest event of its kind in the electrical construction industry. I always leave the convention and trade show having learned something that makes me a better contractor, and this year will be no exception. A variety of topics will be covered over the course of four days, allowing for a truly customizable experience. I’m always impressed by the exhibitors that offer the latest on industry trends, process improvements and major innovations affecting the way contractors do their work. Plus, there are more options than ever during the trade show, including the new Technology Systems Integration, Leadership and Technical workshops, as well as the Product Presentation Theater, TechTopia and a host of other opportunities.

Education, networking, cutting-edge technology, fun—the benefits of attending NECA 2019 Las Vegas are immense! Scheduled for Sept. 14-17 at Mandalay Bay, it has the potential to be a game-changer for you and your company, and I’m looking forward to it more than ever. To learn more about the exciting opportunities at NECA 2019 Las Vegas, see pages 73-79 in the print issue, or view our digital edition.

Don’t wait to make your plans. The early registration window closes on July 18, and you won’t want to miss the chance to enhance your career, grow your network and embrace the future of our industry.

About the Author
President's Desk 0419 Photo Credit: Cathy Hodor

Larry Beltramo

NECA President

Larry Beltramo is the president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He took office in April 2019.

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