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On the left: 3 CECA Apprentices working on Electrical equipment in a classroom setting being watched by an instructor. On the right: an apprentice working on an electric panel.



Charleston Electrical Contractors Association (CECA)


Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties


Construction (Electrical)

Apprenticed Occupations:

Electrician, Project Supervision, Project Management

Education Provider:

Charleston Electrical Contractors Association partnered with Trident Technical College, Dorchester County Career & Technology Center, and Charleston County Adult Education in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

CECA offers an inclusive 4-year registered Electrical program; utilizing the Test Adult Basic Education (TABE) to test all incoming electrical apprentices. Depending upon their needs, the apprentice may be offered additional help in certain areas to assure their success in the program. Once the program is completed each apprentice will be required to pass the South Carolina Municipality test to graduate. To even further their education after graduating, CECA offers registered project supervision and project management courses. All graduates receive certificates from the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). All apprentices and students are able to receive all their education at our facility centrally located in tri-county area.

Butch Clift, Director of Training and Apprenticeships, Charleston Electrical Contractors Association (CECA)

Charleston Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) is a nonprofit group of local electrical contractors that come together with a common goal, to improve the Electrical Industry, through our meetings, educational classes and seminars. We are addressing the need for the shortage of electricians in the local area. We are partnered with the Dorchester County Career & Technology Center, the only high school in the tri-county area that offers electrical programs. Members of the Association meet with the instructor every spring to hire all eligible students that are registered as youth apprentices.