About Us

History of Program

The Harford County Electrical Contractors Association (HCECA) is an electrical trade association formed over 60 years ago, comprised of member contractors who saw the need for a well-trained and skilled workforce. With this vision, the HCECA Electrical Apprenticeship program was created in 1977. Since entering into a partnership with Harford Community College, HCECA has developed its electrical apprenticeship program into one of the largest in the state of Maryland and is highly regarded among employers for providing a high-quality education to its apprentices.

The HCECA Electrical Apprenticeship Program is a four-year electrical apprenticeship program approved and certified by the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council, Registry #919 and the United States Department of Labor.

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Mission/Vision/Values

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Mission

The Harford County Electrical Apprenticeship program provides accessible and innovative training in understanding electrical codes, principles, fundamentals and theory pertaining to the installation and maintaining of electrical systems at the journeyperson level. 

Vision

Prepare and transform lives through a career choice and instill a desire for lifelong learning and individual development.

Values

We adhere to integrity, honesty, fairness, respect, and trust as our foundation.

Our Team

Association Officers

Bob Schemm – President
Bob Stuart – Vice President
Wayne Desch – Secretary

Board of Directors

Bob Schemm
Ronald Blaney
Wayne Desch

Apprenticeship Committee

Bob Schemm
Dennis Felts
Bob Stuart
Wayne Desch
Ronald Blaney

Staff

Executive Director
JeanMarie Makres
jmmakres@harford.edu
443-412-2800

Training Director
Ronald Blaney
rblaney@harford.edu
443-412-2803

Apprenticeship Coordinator
Peggy Howard
pehoward@harford.edu
443-412-2804

Administrative and Marketing Manager
Kim Slotnick
kslotnick@harford.edu
443-412-2802

Administrative Assistant
Karen Halsted
khalsted@harford.edu
443-412-2805

Administrative and Technology Assistant
Paula Vogelhut
pvogelhut_ce@harford.edu
443-412-2806

Staff

Executive Director
JeanMarie Lewis
jmlewis@harford.edu
443-412-2800

Training Director
Ronald Blaney
rblaney@harford.edu
443-412-2803

Apprenticeship Coordinator
Peggy Howard
pehoward@harford.edu
443-412-2804

Administrative and Marketing Manager
Kim Slotnick
kslotnick@harford.edu
443-412-2802

Administrative Assistant
Karen Halsted
khalsted@harford.edu
443-412-2805

Instructors

HCECA’s instructors come from all different electrical industries, including electrical engineers, master electricians, electrical inspectors and utility technicians, along with industrial, commercial, and residential electrical contractors. The comprehensive curriculum is approved by the Maryland Department of Labor. 

Year 1

Ryan Hogan
Wayne Lloyd
Eric Mahala

Kris Parker
Henry Schwartzman

Year 2

Matt Cornelia
Steve Madison
Kris Parker
Bob Stuart

Year 3

Daniel Johnson
Rick LeBrun
Chris Molnar
Hugh Richardson

Year 4

Joe Fellner
Brian Hall
Bruce Paul
Jason Sieracki