News From PCCA...
PCCA Moves 2022 Convention to Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix
Following a cancelation by the hotel in Hawaii, PCCA has rescheduled its 2022 Annual Convention for February 25-March 2 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii is unable to hold the convention next year because a supply chain issue is preventing them from completing their HVAC system renovation in the ballroom wing of the resort. PCCA is working to schedule our 2024 convention at Turtle Bay.
The Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass is a AAA Four Diamond resort and home to a Forbes Five Star Aji Spa, Whirlwind Golf Club, and Kai, the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five Star Award restaurant in Arizona. Learn more about the resort here. You may read the letter explaining the cancellation in detail here.
PCCA Opposes Biden's Vaccine Mandate
The Power & Communication Contractors Association has voiced strong concerns with the sweeping new federal vaccine requirements laid out by President Biden on September 9, noting that the mandates "will lead to unnecessary job cuts and resignations at a time when the expansion of several infrastructure markets is within reach and construction workers are needed most."
"While there may be varying opinions about vaccinations, PCCA is not anti-vaccine," PCCA Chairman Bob Breeden said. "What we do oppose is vaccination mandates coming from the federal government."
Read PCCA's full statement here.
PCCA Journal - 2021 Q3 - Available Online
The latest edition of the PCCA Journal is in the mail but you can avoid the wait by reading it online.
We'll revisit the Mid-Year meeting in Maine... discuss the infrastructure package... and more.
Take it with you.
The PCCA Journal is portable and optimized for reading on your phone or tablet.
PCCA Workforce Development Information
Click the links below for information from Northwood Technical College (formerly Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, WITC) on the school's online Overhead and Underground Utility Installer Technician programs. Northwood Tech is a partner school in PCCA's workforce development program, and these courses can be used as part of the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP), a Department of Labor registered apprentice program, www.tirap.org.
See here for course and cost information on the programs.
PCCA 2021 Mid-Year Presentations
If you missed them, presentations from the PCCA 2021 Mid-Year Meeting at the Samoset Resort in Camden, Maine (July 7-10, 2021) are available in the Education area of the Members Only website menu (login required). PCCA Government Affairs Roundtable by Eben Wyman, Wyman Associates is a sample of this year's presentations. You'll also find program listings from previous years.
PCCA Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide
The new 2021-2022 PCCA Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide (print edition) is available online.
Bookmark the link on your phone or iPad and carry PCCA wherever you are. It can also be shared by email or social media.
Fully searchable, the new directory allows you to create your own bookmarks within the publication. Please note the printed edition listings are current at time of initial publication. For the most up-to-date listings please search our online member directory.