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Bay Area E-Contractor Academy

Event Date: 09/28/2023

2:00pm - 5:30pm

Event Type: For Professionals
Event Sector: residential
Instruction Level: introductory
Location: 741 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Language english
Host: Emerald Cities Collaborative

September 28th - November 9th, 2023
Weekly on Thursdays, 2pm-5:30pm

Emerald Cities Collaborative E-Contractor Academy is a FREE 7-week workshop series focused on building the capacity of small, disadvantaged, and local construction contractors to successfully do business in climate-critical fields such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building electrification. Participants will receive business support guidance and connect to project opportunities in the Bay Area.

This is an in-person event series (no virtual attendance).

September 28th 2023
Introduction to Building Electrification Best Practices

October 5th 2023

Electrification Retrofits: Codes & Case-Studies

October 12th 2023

Public & Government Contracting

October 19th 2023

Growing & Managing Your Business

October 26th 2023

High Road Contracting (tour training facility)

November 2nd 2023

Estimating & Bidding for Decarbonization Projects

November 9th 2023

Academy Graduation & Upcoming Project Opportunities

$1,500 Grant for Business Support

After completion of the E-Contractor Academy, ECC will award a $1,500 grant to participants to utilize for their business needs*. Participants can receive one-on-one assistance in areas such as:

  • Book-keeping
  • Marketing
  • Estimating
  • Certifications

*In order to receive a full grant, participants must attend all sessions.

Who Should Attend?

Priority will be given to firms with the following characteristics:

  • Licensed contractors in Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC trades
  • Disadvantaged-owned Business Enterprises (certification not required)
    • Minority-owned
    • Woman-owned
    • Veteran-owned
  • Business Revenue from $250K - $1M
  • Project Scopes from $100K to $1M
  • Owners seeking to grow their business!
Apply Here (Applications close September 8th)