Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

IBEW/NECA Pioneers Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training

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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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COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting our workforce, contractors, customers & community

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smart infrastructure electrical

Smart Infrastructure

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

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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 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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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 their roots almost 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. It is the single largest source of licensed electrical contractors in the State of Missouri.

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Learn about our enduring partnership.

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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 in Past 5 Years
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

As a public entity, we rely on taxpayer dollars to fund our projects. We found that IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection provides us great value, brings our projects on time and under budget and keeps up with our technology needed in our classrooms.

- Paul Ziegler Superintendent, Northwest R1 School District

The IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection is just invaluable to Rebuilding Together in the city of St. Louis and they volunteer their time and without them, we don’t know what we would do. They are just great community partners.

- Dave Ervin Executive Director, Rebuilding Together St. Louis

The Electrical Connection has been a great partner of Saint Louis FC since its inception. It not only helped bring outdoor professional soccer back to St. Louis, but it has helped Saint Louis FC broaden its outreach in the community.

- Jim Kavanaugh CEO, Saint Louis FC

The Electrical Connection’s on-going support of the Saint Louis Science Center advances our mission of science and technology education.

- Bert Vescolani President and CEO, Saint Louis Science Center

I’ve personally had the opportunity to visit the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center and I’ve found that the technology that they allow their professionals to use there is unmatched.

- Paul Ziegler Superintendent, Northwest R1 School District

The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA is a great asset to the St. Louis community, providing not only great skills and safety to power our region, but also helping the community in times of need.

- Randy Grim Executive Director, Stray Rescue

The Electrical Connection’s IBEW/NECA partnership inspires our students to think about career pathways. For decades, the Electrical Connection membership has been building the electrical infrastructure that brings news ideas to life.

- Paul Freiling Director, engineering and robotics education at the Saint Louis Science Center

We are grateful the Electrical Connection’s partnership with St. Louis FC is helping us energize our community engagement with ‘Shop with a Cop’ this December.

- Delrish Moss Ferguson Police Chief

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)