Presidents Message

Barbette Igonia, CAE

As we all know, our work and life balance changed a lot since 2021 and we realize the BCEA had to shift to accommodate the way several of us do business now.  We are growing and serving our members in many ways. Our top goals include sharing information and benefits, engaging our members with in-person networking events around the province, and providing innovative content for a wealth of knowledge like our THRIVE Summit and our LINK Conference.

We are pleased to announce that our Basic Electricity course will soon be available.  This is a one of a kind course and the committee has worked hard to update and finalize the final content.  I want to thank those who gave their time and effort to improving and reviewing the course.

The recently launched site has many new features that will expand the benefits of your membership.  Our new job site will not only post jobs but give you the ability to interact directly with potential employees.  The committee is communicating with secondary and post secondary schools to attract students to apply.  Make sure to log in and post your jobs on the new site!  

Our two most active networks over the last 12 months have been our Women’s Network that kicked off the year with a flurry of activities (Health & Wellness Roundtable & the Energy 2 Action Challenge).  They are very excited to re-launch the THRIVE Summit this April with some exceptional speakers!  The other is our AMP Network (Advancing Modern Professionals – previously known as U40), who launched their podcasts in 2022 and will see their in-person events come back in 2023.

And if you haven’t heard, we are turning 100 in 2024!  Watch for some historical recaps of the associations journey over the last decade.  Then in February 2024 we will kick off the anniversary with a Roaring 20s Gala!  Stay tuned for the exciting details.

None of this can happen without the support of our dedicated Board members and volunteers.  Want to get involved and meet new people?  The best way to get the most out of our association is to become active in it. All members are encouraged to volunteer at various levels and by doing so, you’ll reap the benefits of your involvement and help us grow in ways you can only imagine. Volunteering will allow you to expand your knowledge and increase your skills base as well as make professional connections that go beyond the classroom.

And for those that ask… who is the BC Electrical Association?  Simply this…
We are an Association that believes in the importance of community, in inspiring passion through everything we do, in discovering creative solutions, and in creating opportunities.

We just happen to host educational programs and entertaining events for electrical support and supply companies in BC!  If you haven’t already joined our community, would you like to join us?  Afterall, we do 

I look forward to seeing more of you in 2023!


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