IEC’s Workforce Development team has developed a Workforce Resource page that provides tips and resources on hiring and retaining employees!
Workforce Development Committee
If you want to have an impact on developing best practices, regulations, and enhancing the efforts of IEC’s Workforce Development team, join this committee. Committee meetings are scheduled quarterly in even months, after the contractor member meeting and throughout major cities in Georgia. The first committee meeting will take place on June 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
On the Job Training Salary Reimbursement (OJT)
Are you ready to hire new employees? Training new workers can be costly. IEC’s workforce development team has identified resources to subsidize the cost of hiring and training new employees. On the Job Training Salary Reimbursement is a local Workforce Development program designed to subsidize the cost of training new employees. These resources work great for bringing on Project Managers, Estimators, and electrical helpers. Employers are reimbursed up to 75% of wages for up to six months. There is no out of cost expenses for contractors to become a participating employer. Contact the Career Center in your area for more information http://www.georgia.org/competitive-advantages/workforce-division/wia-career-centers/
Work Experience Program (WEX)
Contractors have the opportunity to test the water, before considering new workers. Local Workforce Development Boards has many work experience opportunities for youth in cities across Georgia. Contractors can train new youth workers between the ages of 16-24 on the electrical trade, at no cost. In most cases, salaries and workers compensation is covered for up to two months. However, for accurate program benefits, contact the One Stop Center in your county. http://www.georgia.org/competitive-advantages/workforce-division/wia-career-centers/
Work Based Learning (WBL)
Work-Based learning provides students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their career pathway. Contractors in collaboration with construction instructors, and work base coordinators, can hire youth apprentices to work during school or over the summer. Dual enrollment is available for high school students to help fulfill the requirements of becoming a nationally recognized electrician in as little as two years after high school graduation. To learn more about the WBL program, visit http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/CTAE/Pages/Work-Based-Learning-.aspx
If you are ready to get started, find the construction high school at the link provided below and contact the Work Base Learning Coordinator or Counselor.
Rapid Response is a primary gateway to the workforce system for both dislocated workers and employers and is a component of a demand driven system. The central purpose of Rapid Response is to help laid-off workers quickly transition to new employment. Rapid Response acts as both a provider of direct reemployment services and as a facilitator of additional services and resources. http://www.georgia.org/competitive-advantages/workforce-division/wia-career-centers/
Electrical Applicant List
Need Experienced Electricians? Apprentices? Electrical Helpers? If you are looking to recruit new hires, the latest list of electricians and helpers seeking career opportunities with an IEC contractor is available for IEC contractors online under services. Click here for current list of IEC applicants.
Construction High School Directory
There are several students enrolled in a construction program at high schools in your area. You can find information on how to participate in the Local Industry Council or Construction Advisory Boards to become more involved in future workforce building for the electrical industry by contacting a construction high school in your area. Click here for a list GA Construction High Schools.
Enhance your team skills by offering technical electrical training. If you have experienced workers or helpers that have not received their Certified Professional Electrician Card enroll them in upcoming classes. Offering professional development courses to employees is the best way to retain and encourage your employees. Check out our program http://iecatlantaga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Electrical-Apprenticeship-Program-2018-Brochure.pdf
Pre- Apprenticeship Program
IEC is taking it up a notch! Our contractor members have the option to interview and pre-hire green workers that are enrolled in IEC’s pre-apprenticeship program. The pre-apprenticeship program enhances the green workers knowledge and hands on experience in the electrical industry.
Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin? This Toolkit can help. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives. Click here to find out more.
For more information on how to enroll in one or more of the services listed above, contact Delast Muhammad firstname.lastname@example.org