STERLING HEIGHTS — The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – National Electrical Contractors Association’s Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren received a prestigious Macomb Business Award Wednesday, honoring the staff and the center as a “Champion of Workforce Development.” 

The awards, held at the Best Western Sterling Heights, honored outstanding Macomb County Businesses in a an inaugural event hosted and planned by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development. 

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Awards were presented in categories of Energy Efficiency Expert, Corporate Citizen, Diversification Leader and Champion of Workforce Development, and also an award for Economic Development Partner of the Year.  Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel presented the awards, which were designed as a way to celebrate the organizations working to achieve diverse business growth in Macomb County.

The IBEW-NECA EITC provides apprenticeship and continuing education for the members of the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeastern Michigan and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 58. 

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The Center has developed programs for the diversification of skills in new technologies, including photovoltaic and solar; wind turbine maintenance and installation; electric vehicle charging systems; energy conservation measures; advanced lighting controls; and others.

“We are humbled and honored to receive a Macomb Business Award which acknowledges our contribution to the World-class training and development of the finest electricians and electrical contractors in the region,” said Gary Poluak, training director of the center.

For more information on the programs offered through the IBEW-NECA Electrical Industry Training Center, visit or call (586) 751-6600.

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The National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeastern Michigan is the voice of the electrical construction industry representing highly skilled electrical contractors who employ the skilled workers of IBEW Local 58.