Congrats to nine-year IBEW 1245 member Michael Webber-Smith, who is the winner of the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest! His unique image depicts a PAR outside line crew out of Moss Landing, working on an A-tag 115kv three-pole change out in Corralitos, CA. Brother Webber-Smith and his eye-catching photo were recognized and admired at the… [Read More]
Work outlook continues to be strong in both Northern California as well as Nevada, with no shortage of work just of manpower. All types of work, including distribution, transmission, fire hardening, system inspections, tags work and surge arrestors are being performed throughout the jurisdiction. The restoration work from the recent destructive fires is also keeping… [Read More]
After nine years on staff and 49 years as an IBEW member, IBEW 1245 Business Rep Richard Ingle is retiring from the union this winter. Below, Brother Ingle reflects on his career in his own words. My first job out of high school was at the oil field near Houston, Texas. I was earning about… [Read More]
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Cal-Nev JATC facility in Woodland at our Open House on December 10! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cal-Nev JATC is currently looking to fill two full-time positions at the new Woodland facility outside of Sacramento. Click on the links below to view the full job descriptions. Assistant Director Instructor
Trey Michael Woodruff, 41, of Willis, Texas, passed away September 18, 2021. Trey was born on June 13, 1980, in Baytown, Texas to parents Mike and Liz Woodruff. Trey was a lifetime resident of Hardin. He graduated from Hardin High School in 1999, where he was a member of the FFA and Liberty County Mounted… [Read More]
The CalNev JATC will be offering an OSHA 10 ET&D class on Nov. 5 and 6 at the new Woodland facility. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Seventeen-year IBEW 1245 member Ben Contreras has joined the union staff as a Business Rep. He will be working with outside construction members in the central/southern area, taking over for longtime Business Rep Richard Ingle, who will be retiring. Brother Contreras begin his union career in vegetation management in in the early 2000s. He eventually… [Read More]
We regret to announce the passing of 45-year IBEW 1245 member Matthew (Barney) Whaley. He was 68 years old. Whaley was an outside construction journeyman lineman who was employed by Pinnacle at the time of his passing. He had been out on disability awaiting knee surgery when he fell ill, according to his family. His… [Read More]
An IBEW apprenticeship is, without question, one of the best ways to learn a valuable and essential trade and begin a quality, fulfilling career. As the demand for skilled and trained linemen has continued to increase, IBEW 1245, our sister Locals 47 in southern California and 396 in Nevada, and our employer-partners in the Joint… [Read More]