Electrician Masterclass

USITT Electrical Workshop

A USITT Electrical Workshop being presented in conjunction with the Inaugural Jay O. Glerum Masterclasses in June 2016. This workshop is designed to give the early/mid-career participant an understanding of electricity and gain a deeper understanding of the hazards and consequences of working with electricity. It is specifically designed for technicians working with electricity in the Entertainment Industry.  The workshop provides information that makes sense and provides explanations of the sophisticated systems and terminology that are commonly used when describing electricity.

USITT Electrical Workshops have been offered regularly since 2001 at the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo as well at the LDI Trade Show in addition to several In-House sessions.  The USITT Electrical Workshop is an ETCP Recognized Training Program. Renewal credits for ETCP certificants will be available.


Our Instructors are experienced members of the Entertainment Industry who have worked in manufacturing, as stage hands, and as developers of Codes and Standards specific to our industry.  For this workshop, the presenters are:

Mitch Hefter – Philips LightingETCP-logo_rec-2C-train-prov

ETCP Recognized Trainer, ETCP Certified Electrician, IES representative to NEC Panel 15, Co-Chair ESTA Electrical Power Working Group, ESTA Technical Standards Council

Ken Vannice – Ken Vannice, LLC ETCP-logo_rec-2C-train-prov

ETCP Recognized Trainer, ETCP Certified Electrician, USITT representative to NEC Panel 15, Co-Chair ESTA Electrical Power Working Group, ESTA Technical Standards Council

 Course Outline -Two-Day Workshop Includes:

  •      Review of electrical principles
  •      Practical application of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70
  •      Practical safe use of extension cords
  •      Principles of overcurrent protection
  •      Principles of grounding and bonding
  •      Practical safe use of portable feeder systems including single conductor
  •      Practical electrical safety in the workplace, NFPA 70E & OSHA
  •      A serious look at arc flash, the reason for lockout/tagout

Attendees will receive a copy of presentation material plus additional information as well as a Certificate of Completion. Attendees may receive a copy of the current editions of the National Electrical Code® and/or NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

The course is qualifies for 12 ETCP renewal credits.

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