Dakotas Chapter NECA Donates $15,000 To NCTC Foundation For The Construction Electricity Program

The Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) Foundation received a $15,000 donation to benefit the Construction Electricity program from the Dakotas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The donation will be used to create scholarships for Construction Electricity students and to create an endowment through the NCTC Foundation.

"This gift provides scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in the Construction Electricity program and highlights the importance and high demand for electrical workers," said executive director of the NCTC Foundation Sheila Bruhn. She added, “We are very grateful for NECA’s donation and continued support of the program.”

This is a career for life, nationwide 16,000 new electricians will be needed every year to keep up.quote
“The need for electricians is becoming more and more evident. For every journeyman electrician set to retire, there is only half an electrician in the field to replace him,” said Curt Kasper, Assistant Executive Director Dakotas Chapter NECA. “This is a career for life, nationwide 16,000 new electricians will be needed every year to keep up. Every student in this program is important, and that is why we choose to support you all."

NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. Member contractors strive to be solution-providers for their customers, and their industry expertise benefits everyone working on an electrical construction project. NECA contractors set industry standards for traditional and integrated electrical systems and lead the industry in the practical application of new technologies.

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.