|Jul. 31, 2014|
RoundUP Alberta: Early-bird ticket discount ending August 1st!
On September 18, the Alberta Electrical League, with the support of Electro-Federation Canada, will be holding our first Alberta RoundUP Event Night. Order now!
Tickets are selling — get them now, $100 each, or wait and pay more after August 1st. Charlie Major is our "major" entertainment, but the main draw is networking and meeting with the ENTIRE Alberta and Ontario Electric Industry.
Thanks to our sponsors so far: Siemens, Thomas & Betts, ILSCO, Standard Pro, ACE Manufacturing, Guillevin, Wesco, STELPRO — Hayride, and Torbram — Hayride Sponsor. Get your sponsor info and ticket information from the link below.
"RoundUP Alberta" promises to be an evening to remember. Key individuals from the electrical industry in Canada and throughout Alberta will be in attendance. Manufacturers, Distributors, Contractors, Trade Unions and Utilities will all be represented. This will be an evening filled with entertainment and opportunities to renew existing relationships and establish new ones.
For further information, to register and to sponsor, please click the link below.More
Industry Scholarships available now — deadline to apply is July 31st
These Scholarships are available to dependents of personnel of CEC or CREC member companies in good standing. The employee of the CEC or CREC member company must live and work in Alberta. Students are not required to attend school in Alberta.
Students must be attending or planning to attend an accredited university, college or post-secondary educational institute on a full-time basis, including apprentice.
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