Electrical Training Institute


San Diego, CA

Project Name

Resilience in a STEM Economy (RISE) Program

Award Amount


Local Match


The Electrical Training Institute (ETI) is a nonprofit and California Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship, that offers competency-based, work-and-learn education and training models that are directly connected to the needs of regional employers. The RISE program will support ETI’s programs in microgrid training and certification, electric vehicle infrastructure training, and photovoltaic installation and maintenance. These offerings enable apprentices to acquire transferable skills and receive a nationally recognized credential. The San Diego Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is an integral partner, representing more than 130 of the largest employers in the San Diego and Imperial County region. One hundred percent of ETI’s graduates receive full-time, high-wage job offers with NECA employers. Hiring RISE graduates increases the industry’s capacity to bid on large contracts (federal, city, county, and municipal projects), scale their businesses faster, and hire more workers. ETI also partners with community-based agencies, social services, local colleges, Workforce Investment Boards of San Diego and Imperial County, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 569), among many other workforce development stakeholders.