The Wesco Cares Scholarship Program supports the next generation of tradespeople and fortifies our commitment to the electrical industry.

Wesco has partnered with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) as well as ELECTRI International, an electrical construction foundation established by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), to establish a new scholarship program for future electrical workers. The $200,000 in scholarships will be awarded to qualified and deserving students entering skilled trades in the U.S. electrical industry.

Investing in the Next Generation of Electrical Workers

There has never been a more critical time to support and encourage the next generation of skilled laborers. According to the Construction Labor Resource Council (CLRC), nearly 30% of union electricians are near retirement.1 Meanwhile, demand for large, complex electrification projects to support sustainability goals continues to increase, amplifying the need for essential skilled laborers.

With the electrical industry experiencing a gap in the resources available to support trade school students, the new scholarship program underscores Wesco’s commitment to the electrical industry and the hard-working individuals who power progress in our world.

As the largest electrical distributor in North America, Wesco understands the critical role of tradespeople in powering our world and moving the electrical industry forward. Similarly, IEC and ELECTRI are tireless advocates of the electrical industry and are both committed to supporting the next generation of contractors. By helping to reduce the financial costs associated with trade school and apprenticeship expenses, the scholarship program will help encourage interest in the trades and contributes to an increase in skilled labor.

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Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)

The IEC Foundation formed the scholarship fund exclusively for the charitable and educational purpose to award deserving and qualified students who have demonstrated drive, dedication, and leadership in their pursuit of careers in the electrical industry. The Foundation Scholarship Fund is offered to Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), students, members, and their immediate families, who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college or state accredited apprenticeship programs.

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ELECTRI International

The Wesco Cares Scholarship Program in partnership with ELECTRI International provides grants for the organization's Project Management Apprenticeship. The program is intended to introduce apprentices to the entry-level aspects of Project Management. By the end of the program, the apprentice will complete 2,000 on-the-job training hours with the hosting contractor company and earn a Certificate in Construction Project Management through the related instruction requirement.

Early Career Programs

We are on the lookout for curious and enthusiastic individuals to help us deliver ingenuity at every level. In turn, we are committed to developing, equipping, and empowering you to be successful in your career.

Careers Early Career Programs