The Wisconsin Electrical Trades Council, Inc. (WETC) was founded in 1956 at Tomah, WI when the Monroe County Wiremen’s Association moved to expand their organization to include a larger area and to offer support and education for those who are employed in the electrical trade. The membership consists of contractors, electricians, suppliers and inspectors from all areas of Wisconsin ranging from Lancaster in the south to Rhinelander in the North, Hudson on the west to Wausau on the East. Business operations for the WETC are based in Wonewoc, WI even though the Board of Directors, elected from the membership, are from widespread areas of the state.
In addition to offering free access to safety and training materials for WETC members thought the year, there is also a quarterly newsletter and an annual conference. Each year in February the WETC sponsors a convention, alternating between Eau Claire and Tomah, WI, with new product presentations, safety & business seminars, a trade show and electrical code updates & training. The code updates and training also provide those in attendance with CEU’s needed to maintain certification as an electrician in the State of Wisconsin. Then, just to make sure that things don’t get too serious, there is also a Thursday evening banquet with entertainment and door prizes for members.