Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

IBEW/NECA offers guidance to communities on EV infrastructure & charging stations.

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electrical career development

Training & Workforce Development – High Tech Careers

For more than 75 years, our training center has energized careers on the cutting edge of the nation’s rapidly changing electrical and communication needs.

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commercial & industrial electrical


Nearly 100 IBEW/NECA commercial/industrial projects have been honored for excellence in the AGC Keystone Awards.

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smart infrastructure electrical

Smart Infrastructure

We are improving the built environment with advances in digital technology.

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Flooding & Electrical Safety

Flooding & Electrical Safety

Be wary of shock hazards around your home and carefully check credentials of any company offering repairs.

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smart home electrical

Smart Homes

Technology is redefining conveniences at home.

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Community Service – Making a Difference

Community Service – Making a Difference

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Higher Education. Award winning new construction and renovations.

Higher Education

Award winning new construction & renovations.

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energy conservation services

Energy Conservation

IBEW/NECA team installs the largest rooftop solar array in the state of Missouri for IKEA.

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Fireworks at the Arch

Civic Pride!

Watch IBEW/NECA Energize the Arch Grounds.

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electrical lighting solutions


Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA electrical contractors make business-effective lighting solutions a simple, streamlined process, always keeping pace with the latest lighting technology.

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Welcome to the Electrical Connection

The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Members of the partnership trace its roots to the first commercial use of electricity itself when IBEW Local One was founded in 1891. It created the first-ever apprenticeship training program for the electrical industry in 1941, and since then has trained more than 10,000 electricians -- more than any education program in Missouri. It is the single largest source of licensed electrical contractors in the State of Missouri.

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Learn about our enduring partnership.

Electric TV spotlights the Electrical Connection’s leadership in advancing EV infrastructure.

By The Numbers

150+ Electrical/Communication Contractors
10,000+ Students Engaged in STEM Outreach
$3 Million Invested Annually in Training
12+ Economic/Workforce Development Partnerships
30% Apprenticeship Selections Are Minorities
5,000+ Skilled Electricians/Communication Technicians
100+ AGC Keystone Honors earned by Members

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The Electrical Connection has been a trailblazer in developing win-win relationships by leveraging its electrical expertise as a member of more than 10 Missouri business and civic organizations to help the state compete better in a global economy.

- Construction Forum St. Louis 2016 "Building Tomorrow" Awards

The Electrical Connection has been a great partner and an essential resource to fortify our EV infrastructure and address all disruptive technologies that shape our future.

- Scott Drachnik President and CEO, St. Charles County Economic Development Council (EDC)

Education Plus relies on the Electrical Connection to help us understand next generation technology to fortify the future of education.

- Paul Ziegler CEO, Education Plus

I am so grateful to the Electrical Connection, IBEW and NECA for correcting our electrical issues, ensuring the safety of our volunteers and those we serve.

- Carmelita Davidson President, Ozark Food Pantry

The Electrical Connection is a great community partner not only because it is supporting our holiday gift giving program but it is also introducing a solid career path in the electrical industry to those we rehabilitate.

- Scott A. Anders Chief U.S. Probation Officer

They unite under the banner of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership to make critical lifesaving electrical repairs to low-income homes in the St. Louis area.

- Missouri Service Commission Awarding IBEW/NECA a 2022 Show Me Service Award

“Our long-standing partnership with the IBEW and NECA has helped Rebuilding Together increase the scope of services we are able to provide as we help homeowners age in place in their own homes.”

- Elaine Powers Executive Director, Rebuilding Together, St. Louis

“As green design and construction has evolved, we’ve had great supportive partners like IBEW and its Electrical Connection partnership with the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).”

- Emily Andrews Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter

“We greatly appreciate the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection’s nearly three decades of support which has allowed us to serve so many children through Shop with a Cop.”

- Dan Bullock St. Francois County Sheriff