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Electrical Training Center February 2017 Newsletter


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News for NYC Master & Special Electricians

8 Hour CEU class 


Effective January 1, 2016, all NYC Master & Special Electricians renewing their license after January 1, 2016 will be required to complete an 8 Hour continuing education class every year.  Currently, Electrical Training Center, Inc. is the exclusive provider of this class.  Classes are offered at our location in Copiague, Long Island; or in NYC. 





NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code).  The Uniform Code update incorporates the following documents by reference: 

2015 International Building Code,  2015 International Residential Code,  2015 International Existing Building Code, 2015 International Fire Code, 2015 International Plumbing Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code, 2015 International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 International Property Maintenance Code,            2016 Uniform Code Supplement


2014 Code Changes - 8 Hours 3/11/2017 Saturdays 8am to 4pm






10 Ways to Install a GFCI Correctly 

It's Only Temporary

Section 590.6 of the NEC, which is part of Art. 590 covering temporary installations, notes that equipment used during construction, remodeling, maintenance, repair, or demolition is to have GFCI protection for personnel. This temporary service incorporates breaker-type GFCIs in the temporary service entrance panel.


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Strong, Stable Growth Predicted for 2017 Home Improvement and Repair Market

The coming year is expected to see sustained momentum in home remodeling and repair spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released last week by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects that annual growth in home improvement and repair expenditures will remain elevated throughout 2017 with spending levels ending the year up 6.7 percent at $317 billion, on par with the 6.9 percent growth estimated for 2016.

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AIA: Healthy Outlook for Nonresidential Construction Market  

With construction spending continuing on an upward trajectory, 2016 can be considered a successful year for the nonresidential building sector.  For the coming year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast is projecting growth in overall nonresidential building spending of almost 6%, just below the pace of growth for 2016.

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Big Changes Coming to the Next-Generation Luminaires Design Competition

The Next Generation Luminaires design competition will transition its focus from luminaires to 'Next Generation Lighting Systems' for this year. The NGLS will feature multiple competitions, a tighter focus on specific lighting applications - and an expanded evaluation process that involves installations in real-world settings and greater interaction among entrants, judges, and host sites.
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"Thousands of green jobs" promised by Alberta's Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel  

anuary 24, 2017 - A new energy efficiency report, "Getting it right: A more energy-efficient Alberta" aims to provide the province with a roadmap "for creating jobs, diversifying the economy and saving Albertans money".

"As Albertans, we pride ourselves on being energy leaders," said Shannon Phillips, minister of Environment & Parks, and minister responsible for the Climate Change Office. "When it comes to energy efficiency, we should always be leading. That's what our government has set out to do."

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January 24, 2017 - A new energy efficiency report, "Getting it right: A more energy-efficient Alberta" aims to provide the province with a roadmap "for creating jobs, diversifying the economy and saving Albertans money".

"As Albertans, we pride ourselves on being energy leaders," said Shannon Phillips, minister of Environment & Parks, and minister responsible for the Climate Change Office. "When it comes to energy efficiency, we should always be leading. That's what our government has set out to do."

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Cutting Back on Energy Use in Data Centers

Reducing power consumption becoming a top priority for facility managers 

The most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) shows that office buildings with data centers have significantly higher computing, cooling, and total electricity intensity (consumption per square foot) than office buildings without data centers. That is not a big surprise, given the large amounts of electricity needed to power the servers and cooling equipment that typically operate around the clock in data centers. 

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How the EPA 608 Final Rule Could Impact Your Business  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) final rule updating the requirements of its Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program went into effect January 1. According to the EPA, the final rule is designed to strengthen the existing program by requiring a number of industry best practices.
The EPA estimates the annual emissions reductions from this rule will be approximately 7.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2eq) and 114 ozone-depletion weighted metric tons (ODP tons).  

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10 Traits That Will Get You Further In Your Career 


Don't kid yourself. There is a lot of hard work that goes into being successful, especially in the business world. Some people seem predisposed for it. But that's only because they have the traits that enable them go further than those lacking them. Don't fret, though. Just because you don't have those traits now doesn't mean you can't develop them.
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The 8-minute resume

We've had over a year of experience now with our powerful, free Resume Reviewer, which does a terrific job at helping you understand what's wrong and what's right with your resume.  Over 1 mm people have used it in the past year, and 91% say they found it useful.
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Upcoming Courses and Seminars

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Practical For Electrical License - 21 Hours 

(Summer) 06/05/2017 to 06/26/2017 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm to 9:00pm 


Swimming Pools

 03/11/2017 Saturday 8am to 4pm 

 04/08/2017 Saturday 8am to 4pm 

Understanding Generators, Sales and Installations for the Electrical Contractor - 16 Hours

(Fall Course) 09/26/2017 to 10/05/2017 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm to 10:00pm

81 Hour NY State Security & Fire Alarm License Preparation Course 

(Spring Course) April 8, 2017 to June 03, 2017Saturdays & Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

NICET Level I & Level II Preparation - Hours 30  

(Spring) 05/08/2017 to 06/12/2017 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

                     (Fall Course) 10/16/2017 to 11/15/2017 Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm


(2014) Code Changes - 8 Hours
(Winter Seminar) 1/21/2017 Saturday 8am to 4pm    



WEEKEND (Must Attend Both Days) 

02/25/17-02/26/17 8:00 am - 1:30 pm 

03/25/17-03/26/17 8:00 am - 1:30 pm 

04/29/17-04/30/17 8:00 am - 1:30 pm 

05/20/17-05/21/17 8:00 am - 1:30 pm 

06/24/17-06/25/17 8:00 am - 1:30 pm 











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Enrollment Details

Interested in enrolling in our classes? 

Enrollment in most courses and seminars can be done in person or by phone provided the person meets the entrance requirements. 

Please contact our school to discuss enrollment in courses and seminars. 


Individuals interested in enrolling in our programs are required to first schedule a tour of the school.

A deposit is required to secure a seat for all courses. Seminars must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Due to limited seating, we encourage interested individuals to enroll at their earliest convenience before seating capacity is filled.  Methods of payment accepted are cash (in-person); business or personal check; and Visa/Mastercard.  

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ETC News Resource

ETC Website Now Featuring RSS Feeds

Stay up-to-date on current news within the industries. ETC now offers RSS Feeds on our website.

Visit our website daily and navigate the RSS feeds for valuable information regarding a wide range of topics important to the trades.

Click the link below to be taken to our website RSS Feeds.


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Electrical Training Center Teacher Positions Click Here

This position is primarily responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success by performing the following duties.





Electrical Training Center is hiring interns who are interested in learning:



  • Receive, sort, and deliver mail.
  • Phones
  • Faxes
  • Filing
  • Call missed appointments and reschedule if possible
  • Call and confirm appointments for the following day
  • Create new student folders
  • Data Entry


  • Supply House Relations
  • Vendor Relationship Development

 Facility Management

  • Inventory: Books for Courses/Programs, Material for Projects Shop
  • Custodial Work




Corporate Training & Room Rental

Customized Training for company employees




ETC offers customizable training to suit the educational needs of business employees.  Training can be done at our location or at the location of convenience. 

Contact Sal Ferrara, President to discuss training needs and pricing.

If your company has employee instructors and only needs a venue for training, we have classrooms available for rental.  Rooms are equipped with white-boards, projector screens, and audio.  

Contact Administration to discuss room rental pricing.   






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