Brenda Hopster Morgan

Brenda Hopster Morgan

Training Director

Wyoming Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee

Casper, WY USA

I refuse to stand-by and just make suggestions, but rather take charge and lead by example.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Vowed to be my high school student body president on the gym bleacher during my high school freshman orientation!
Ran for Associated Student Government President at college when I didn't agree with the only candidate running and won!
After graduating from WWCC was hired back full-time and worked in Enrollment Services and the Housing / Student Activities Office for 8 years.
Started taking classes towards a bachelor's degree, while working full-time, with dreams of becoming the Director of Housing / Student Activities one day.
Met the love of my life while working an information booth for the college at the county fair and moved to Casper, WY to support my husband in a great career opportunity, saying goodbye to Western.
Was hired by the Wyoming Department of Employment as an HR specialist and then transitioned to the Executive Assistant to the Unemployment Insurance Administrator;
Accepted the position of Office Manager / Executive Assistant to the WEJATC Training Director in 2011.
Interviewed and was offered the position of Training Director for the WEJATC to replace the Training Director who had held the position for 17 years. I enjoy it and learn something new everyday!
Keep following my journey


Training Director

Manage the day-to-day operations of the Joint IBEW / NECA Statewide Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I review and approve applications to the program, coordinate meetings, supervise staff, field questions from electrical contractors and apprentices regarding on-the-job training, promote the program and monitor the day-to-day operations of the program.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Ask questions and absorb as much as you can about understanding apprenticeship training and career development. There are lots of resources for training directors and assistant training directors once you step into the role.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"It's not common for someone to be an electrical apprenticeship training director without being an electrician first, plus there are very few female apprenticeship training directors in the country."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student