As an industry, we are no strangers to change and tend to forget how well we adapt to meet challenges head on; embracing new technologies, new solutions and new work practices every day. This year has been no exception.

As we consider the future of the electrical and communications industry, in this issue of NECA News we focus on the next generation, our apprentices. We take a look at how government is supporting electrical contracting businesses to take on new apprentices and the role NECA has played in making this happen.

Nominations are also now open for the NECA Excellence and Apprentice awards. Key dates for the 2020/21 industry awards double header are included on page 10 . Contact your local NECA branch for award entry details.

Thank you again to everyone who has provided feedback on the launch issue of NECA News. If you have something to share about what’s happening in your corner of the country, let us know. We’d love to hear from you. Email

We wish you and yours a safe and restful festive season.

The NECA News team


ACRS Staff and Management wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2021!

We hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday season full of peace, joy, and happiness with your family and friends.

The ACRS office is closed from 23rd December and re opens 11 th January 2021.

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