As we enter the BCEA’s 94th year the Board has setup another two year plan to grow and strengthen your association. You belong to an association that builds communities through education and advocacy by providing leadership integrity networking and knowledge.
Over the last twelve months our U40 group and our women’s network has developed a strong platform to help their community learn, grow and socialize. Events such as round table discussion on workplace conflict, peer lead meet and greets, Dale Carnegie courses, career fairs, as well as volunteering their time to the Vancouver Food Bank. We encourage our members that have employees that fit in either of these communities to get them involved. Members have said that these events help them grow within their role and increase their network within the industry.
Last year was the first year we held the BCEA LINK Conference. It was the first time we received 100% satisfaction rate and return rate on an event. We hope you will join us this year on November 1 & 2 for this year’s conference. In other areas of education, we continue to strengthen our partnership with other industry associations to offer education from the basic electricity, code courses, to leadership training. Keep up to date on future educational opportunities through the BCEA website.
Networking is a big part of the BC Electrical Association. From our curling bonspiel to our holiday awards luncheon we give our members the opportunity to stay in touch with both their customers and their peers within the industry. But a big part of our networking events is the money raised for both the Vancouver Food Bank and the BCEA Scholarship and Bursary program. So, it’s not just about networking, it’s a lot about giving back and we thank you!
It continues to be a busy time in the electrical industry in BC. We strive to help you our members, stay up to date on news and changes with in our industry. Our social media platform can help you get that message out. Our marketing committee developed a strong social media plan. If you have news or job postings, let us know. The BCEA is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter (@BCElecAssoc). Follow us to see what’s happening in your industry and with the BCEA.
We will continue to build on the momentum from the last 12 months into the coming year. It has been a pleasure working alongside Chair Betty Lou Pacey and look forward to a new year with our income Chair Javi Richmond. A special thank you to our volunteers and Board for all their hard work and dedication. And most importantly to Nazan and Caitlyn who work hard every day for you, our members!
Barbette Igonia, CAE
President & CEO