The Redwood Empire Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (REJATC) is a member of the Electrical Training Alliance, a nonprofit organization established in 1941 by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

 

The mission is to develop and standardize educational opportunities for members of IBEW-NECA, thereby providing the electrical construction industry with the most highly trained workforce in the world. The training alliance has developed into the largest apprenticeship program of its kind, having successfully trained over 350,000 apprentices through professional Journeyman status.

 

IBEW Local 551 and its Redwood Empire Electrical Training Center, located in downtown Santa Rosa, serve Northern California communities from "the Golden Gate to Oregon State." The region includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties. Our graduates are prepared for a career anywhere in the IBEW, which includes the United States, Canada, Panama, and Guam.

About Us

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At present, we're working to retrofit our 27,000 square-foot training facility to be zero net energy. This initiative means that our buildings will utilize new technologies and renewable power generation to achieve energy independence.

 

By consuming less energy than what we conserve and generate onsite, the REJATC aims to be an example for updating our region's infrastructure. Together, we can meet our long-term state and national sustainability goals, in building a vibrant economic future.

Training Center & Schedule

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Redwood Empire Electrical Training Center (Santa Rosa, CA)

schedule of classes for the training center may be found in the calendar, below. The REJATC is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day (two days), and Christmas Day.

Committee Members
     John McEntagart, Chairman, Business Manager IBEW Local 551

     Anisa Thomsen, Co-Chair, Executive Director NECA 
     Nick Paglia, Trustee, President IBEW Local 551

     Jared Mumm, Trustee, Business Representative IBEW Local 551

     Joe Cimino, Trustee, IBEW Journeyman Wireman

     Jeff Bechler, Trustee, NECA (Owner, Absolute Electric)

     Robin Cantarutti, Trustee, NECA (Owner, Cantarutti Electric)

     Ed Gugel, Trustee, NECA (Owner, R. McClure Electric)

 

Training Director

     Rob Barsi

     Email: info@rejatc.org 
     Phone: (707) 523-3837 


Instructor, Inside Wireman Program

     Tom Ritch

     Email: thomas_ritch@yahoo.com 
     Phone: (707) 523-3837

 

Instructor, Residential Wireman & CW Program

     Mike Hebner

     Email: michaelh@ibewlocal551.org

     Phone: (707) 523-3837

 

Examining Board

     Ben Souza, Tom Ritch, Joe Cimino, Brandon Cunningham, and Mark Yates

Officers & Staff

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