Did You Know?

  • Did you know that… The VOICE/Data/Video industry is sometimes called the low voltage industry or the sound and communications industry?

  • Did you know that… The VDV industry covers many disciplines, including audio video systems, sound systems, fire life safety systems, CCTV, nurse call, security systems, wireless, fiber optics, structured wiring and VOICE and data?

  • Did you know that… The National Association of Electrical Contractors (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have had a successful industry partnership for over half a century?

  • Did you know that… There are over 130 contractors who are signatory to NECA-IBEW agreements within the VDV industry in Northern California?

  • Did you know that… There are over 2,000 VDV technicians from various IBEW Locals that work for signatory contractors in Northern California and log millions of man hours each year?

  • Did you know that… NECA-IBEW technicians are better trained than non-union workers, and are required to graduate from a mandatory three-year program that includes classroom instruction and on-the-job training?

  • Did you know that… NECA-IBEW sponsors its own training program in Northern California, called the Northern California Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, (NJATC) which is overseen by both labor and management, and is paid for by both IBEW and the signatory contractors?

  • Did you know that… All NECA-IBEW technicians have received state certification?

  • Did you know that… The Northern California Sound and Communications Labor Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC) is comprised of members from both labor (IBEW) and management (NECA) and meets on a regular basis to cooperate on issues of industry importance?

  • Did you know that… There is a list of VDV contractors in Northern California on this web site contractor directory?