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WEBINAR: The NEC for Newbies

Electrical apprentices learn why a structured approach to navigating the National Electrical Code works best in this free webinar.

Original Broadcast Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Original Broadcast Time: 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT

Duration:  60 Minutes

Without question, the most important resource for individuals on their journey to becoming an electrician is NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC). Adopted in all 50 states, updated every three years, and published by the National Fire Protection Association, the NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Although this publication is essential to understanding and carrying out safe electrical installations, it can definitely be intimidating and confusing to industry newcomers due to its extensive size and scope.

Geared for those new to the Code and the electrical industry in general, this webinar will offer tips and tricks that teach apprentices a more structured approach to finding information in the NEC quickly and efficiently. After establishing a basic understanding of the Chapter layout (Figure 90.3 located in Article 90), attendees will come away with the knowledge they need to navigate this document in a more streamlined manner, saving them time, energy, and, most of all, stress.

The NEC isn’t structured like a novel; it cannot be read from cover to cover. You must have a specific purpose and a plan when seeking information from the broad guidelines within its pages. That’s exactly what this webinar will deliver. Attendees will not only learn how to find the Code-based references they need for everyday questions and troubleshooting that come up on the job site, but they’ll also become more confident, comfortable, and savvy about applying the information they seek. This free members-only webinar is a must-attend event for anyone new to the electrical industry.

Speaker Info:
Harold De Loach
Director of Education and Training
De Loach is the Director of Education and Training for, the leaders of electrical license preparation courses for the city of Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Allentown, Pa. areas.  He is the founder and Director of The Academy of Industrial Arts L.L.C. (, a customized electrician training program that provides entry-level electrician training courses, electrical safety classes, and customized electrical construction courses. He is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The Independent Association of Electrical Inspectors, The Electrical Association of Philadelphia, and the National Fire Protection Association. His expansive breadth of knowledge affords him to teach entry, intermediate and master-level electricians. Armed with more than 20 years of experience in the electrical, general construction, and real estate development industry, he offers students and clients several unique skill sets. He has worked as the Head (Electrical) Craft Instructor and Assistant Director of Education at the Apprenticeship Training Center (affectionately known as The ABC School) in Harleysville, Pa., for the Associated Builders and Contractors (Southeastern Pa. Chapter). Prior to Joining ABC, he directed a work-readiness (re-entry) construction technology program within The Philadelphia Prison System and served as an Electrical Technician Program instructor at Kaplan Career Institute (formerly Thompson institute).

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