Education

COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION

Education: “The Process of Acquiring Knowledge or Skills”

Willmar Electric Service has been at the forefront in the area of education for many years. In 1996 Willmar Electric was one of the primary contributors to the NCCER (National Center for Construction, Education, and Research) which has grown into one of the nation’s leaders in providing standardized training and credentialing to the construction industry. Willmar Electric strongly believes “What if we train employees and they leave?” is far superior to “What if we don’t train employees and they stay”. It is our commitment to the individual, to the industry, and our ability to focus on the big picture, that motivates the ongoing efforts of providing continuing education for all of our employees, all of the time.

Education is a cornerstone not only for working productively but also for working safely. All current employees have received OSHA 10 hour training, and all supervisory positions are required to have OSHA 30. All new field employees are required to complete the OSHA 10 hour course before entering a jobsite. First Aid / CPR is required at many of our jobsites. Along with the scheduled classes and certifications safety training occurs regularly on the jobsite as new situations present themselves. Willmar Electric strongly believes that safety awareness and training before performing tasks is essential in providing a safe, productive working environment.

Willmar Electric provides ongoing apprenticeship training to all apprentices. Willmar Electric’s education program has been accepted by the Department of Labor in Oklahoma and Minnesota. In other states, ABC’s (Associated Builders and Contractors) accredited apprenticeship programs have been utilized.

Continuing Education is available to everyone that works at Willmar Electric. Many classes, webinars, lunch and learns, books, DVD’s, and other training methods are available to all employees. A large percentage of the training is focused on the electrical trade, leadership, and safety, but there are also many other opportunities. Our Purpose Statement is “People Making a Difference for People” and in an effort to accomplish this, continuing education includes many options to help employees grow as well rounded individuals who can positively influence the people around them: on the jobsite, at home, and in their communities.

FORMAT: Book
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni
Tell My Sons by Lt.Col. Mark M. Webber
EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
Fred 2.0 New Ideas... by Mark Sanborn
How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill
Good to Great
The Power of Habit
2 Second Lean
Fred 2.0 New Ideas
17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
The Mentor Leader
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Leader
Winning With People
The One Thing You Need To Know
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
First, Break All the Rules: What Great Managers Do Differently
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
The Little Big Things: 163 Ways To Pursue Excellence
Winning
Built To Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Crucial Conversations
Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Shaping the Future
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive
Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters
Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs
Winners are Driven
He Who Thinks He Can
Becoming a Person of Influence
The Victorious Attitude
How to Stay Motivated - Developing Success
Goals
12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success
FORMAT: CD

Number: 3
CE Hours: 6
Title: Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey
Format: CD
Genre: Leadership
Contact: Please contact education@willmar-electric.com
Comments: These can be taken in 2 hour CE segments

FORMAT: DVD
2 Second Lean by Paul Akers
The art of Teaching- Best Practices
The Critical Art of Decision Making
FORMAT: Webinar
2017 NEC - Feeder Conductor Sizing
2017 NEC - Switch-Neutral Connections
2017 NEC - Sizing Equipment Grounding Conductor
2017 NEC - Pull and Junction Boxes
2017 NEC - Grounding and Bonding
2017 NEC - Equipotential Bonding
2017 NEC - Ground Fault Protection
Top Mobile Apps for Construction
Leadership: Past, Present, and Future
Leading People through Change
Electrical Fundamentals - Protection against electric shock
Creating a Customer Focused Organization
Leading Yourself/Others to High Performance
Identifying and Managing Projects Risks
Electrical Device Safety
Theory Quiz
Journeyman Simulated Exams
Master/Contractor Simulated Exams
Code Quizzes
Mike Holt Free Stuff
Confined Space: What you need to know before you proceed
Construction Hazards, by OSHA
SafetyNet: Eye, Ear, Heat Stress, Ladder, Hand and Power Tools
NFPA 70E: Choosing the right Personal Protective Equipment
Lock Out/Tag Out: The What, Where, and How of the control of hazardous energy on industrial machinery
Implementing NFPA 70E for Arc Flash Safety
Update on OSHA Safety Regulations
OSHA Changes to Electrical Safety Regulation
Electricity is Dangerous
Electrical Safety Basics
Construction Planning Best Practices
Change Order Management
Understanding LEAN-Motion is Money
Resolving Disputes in the Construction Industry
Target Value Delivery
Top Mobile apps for construction
Project Management and Field Operations
Estimating and Bidding
Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection: How to Legally Protect Your Rights
Introduction to Lean Construction: What is Lean Construction and How Can It Benefit You
Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence and Prevention - Panel Discussion
Fall Protection
Confined Space
Electrical Circuits - 3 way and 4 way switches
Watts a Watt?
Breaker Boxes Explained
How to use a Multimeter - Part 1
How to use a Multimeter - Part 2A
How to use a Multimeter - Part 3
Electrical Fundamentals
Exam Prep
Electrical+B28:B46
GFCI
Transformer - Delta/Delta Connected
Stray Voltage
Ground Resistance Testing
Electrical Estimating
Grounding Myths
Open Neutrals
Circuit Current and Circuit Sizing
Groounding Electrode System
Working Space about Electrical Equipment
Objectionable Current
Arc Flash Warning
Power Tool Accidents - Preventable
Conduit Bending - 3 bend saddle
Kicks and Offsets on EMT
2 Second Lean Presentation
Lean Manufactioning
The American Innovator
PLC Lecture 01 Introduction to Relays and Industrial Control
PLC Lecture 01 Pt. 1 - Programmable Logic Controller Basics
PLC Lecture 01 Pt. 2 - Programmable Logic Controller Basics
Siemens PLC Training Lesson 1 - What is a PLC?
It's Possible
Get Your Mind Right!
Power of Choice
Goals
Spoiler title
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Maxwell Leadership Training
Electrical Safety
Basic Construction Contract Principles
Construction Management
Mentorship
Leadership
Leadership is a Choice
Secrets of Leadership: Churchhill
First Response - ABC's of CPR
Driving Safely in the Winter
Child Safety at Home - watch with your young children!
Understanding Electricity
Popular Mechanics for Kids, Episode 12
Winter Safety Tips - Community Matters
Prevention Video of Construction Hazards
Lead Hazard Awareness in Construction
PPE: An overview of the basics
How to Read Construction Drawings (Need to watch all 4 segments - 15 mins each)
Webinar