ECAA 2020-2021 PEC Course Schedule Available: Business Management Courses for Electricians

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Sept 9, 2020

Looking to enhance your business skills as an Electrical Contractor? These courses were designed to provide the technically trained Electrician with a custom education to become a well informed Electrical Contractor.

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Course Overview:

Accounting Principles

This course will introduce you to the common terms and concepts used in accounting, along with showing you how to use accounting tools to attain goals, analyze your business, and create strategies for future growth. The goal is to develop awareness of how to read financial reports to understand your companies financial position. You will learn practical skills to help you develop, interpret and use financial information, identify problems and opportunities, and focus your resources toward a successful electrical contracting business.

Business Public Relations

Learn proven management concepts in the areas of managing business strategy, direction for improved performance, credit and collections, time management, managing required human resources concepts, business promotion and public relations, selling and customer service focused business. This will immediately begin improving the performance and profitability of your electrical contracting business.

Electrical Project Management

Once given a successful bid package, you will develop an awareness of how to apply ten project management knowledge areas and five processes to derive a project charter and project schedule. From here you will then learn how to manage the project to successful commissioning and close out.

Estimating and Finalizing the Tender

This 3-day course will cover types of estimates, organizing the estimate, labor units, computer estimating and finalizing the tender. Goals of this course include how to do an estimate using a set of drawings and specs applying take off terms and procedures to finalize and submit tender documents and develop an estimate in a format that can be used as a Project Management tool.

Legal Implications

This course will increase your awareness and understanding of legal issues and pitfalls common to electrical contractors. The course will also address incorporation, income tax and GST, construction contracts, subcontracts and liability thereunder as well as how to ensure payment for your work – including remedies available under The Builders’ Lien Act.

Safety Principles 

Legislation recognizes a PEC as an “Employer”. This course lays the groundwork to develop a successful safety program, and mitigate additional employer risk. We’ll learn to identify common gaps found in safety systems, simple ways to interpret legislation, and many other valuable tools including: OH&S Obligations (Employer & Worker); Employee Competency; WCB Expectations; Claims Management Strategies; CSA Z463 & Z462.

Basic Electrical Estimating

For small contractors who are not ready to make the investment in a computerized estimating system. Designed to teach new contractors the fundamentals of preparing an electrical estimate using the Elemental Format hands-on. The course will address material take-off, pricing of materials, labouring of materials using the NECA Manual of Labour Units, labour costs, special overheads, general overheads and profit/contingencies.

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