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IEC's Apprenticeship Programs are fully certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and complies with all Davis-Bacon Wage Act regulations. The programs consists of 8,000 and 4,000 hours of on-the-job-training (OJT) and 576 or 288 hours of classroom training. Classes are held in the evening in order for apprentices to work during the day and receive their OJT. The standard apprenticeship program with 8,000 OJT and 576 Hours of classroom runs 4 years. The Professional Electrician's Program is for electricians whom have 5 years of field experience, but need the classroom training to better understand the "why" of what they are doing.
Workforce Development is provided by the IEC for member contractors to attract and recruit workers for employment. Information is forwarded to local high schools in member areas and IEC staff is available for job fairs upon request. The “Electrical Careers” website has useful videos, brochures and recruitment materials. IEC’s full-time Workforce Development Coordinator is at work creating a clear path for skilled workers to find IEC contractors. View Workforce Development Brochure
Loan/Borrow provides an opportunity for members to borrow employees from other members, or loan out a surplus of workers to other members when work is high or low. This saves on using temporary agencies, as well as, laying-off workers with the risk of losing them before work picks up.
Management, Contractor Continuing Education and Technical Training classes are offered in member areas based upon demand and include topics such as; code changes, estimating, project management, grounding LEED AP, customer service, leadership and much more. All IEC classes qualify for Georgia state required continuing education credit. Some classes qualify with North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia and Kentucky contractor continuing education license renewal requirements. See our current class schedule
Networking Luncheons & Events take place monthly and provide members the opportunity to get to know each other and receive valuable updates and training on topics of interest to the membership. Whether you like to hunt, fish or play golf, IEC provides the opportunity to both play and enjoy fellowship with IEC members. See our list of events
Partnering Program is available for members who need the products or services from other local businesses, such as bonding companies, attorneys, lighting reps, distributors or manufacturers.
Industry Representation IEC represents the interests of the membership to state legislators, government agencies and regulatory bodies such as, OSHA, DOL and local inspections departments. Additionally, IEC keeps the membership informed on new regulations, as well as, performs the training on new laws and regulations when necessary, such as soil erosion.
Communications are provided to members regarding new legislation, regulations, products, trends and industry updates to keep member abreast of changes in the industry that can affect their bottom line. This includes a published magazine, newsletters, news alerts and training.
Business Development GC’s, consumers and members from other parts of the country regularly contacts the IEC for referrals of electrical contractors to perform work. The inquiries are sent out to members whom perform the requested type of electrical work. The IEC also represents its members at industry events to promote them within the construction industry.
Insurance - Retirement, Health, Property, Auto & Workers Comp IEC has a wide varity of risk management insurance providers to choose from. Additioanally, IEC offers an exclusive 401k retirement program for IEC members only at no cost.
Promoting Your Business IEC represents and promotes our membership to owners, GCs, inspectors, and the general public through: trade shows, advertisements and attendance at legislative functions, industry meetings and conferences.
Industry Information From average wage rates, to industry trends and information on both technical and business management, IEC keeps members informed on what’s happening within the electrical industry. Both electronic newsletters and a magazine are provided to the membership for timely updates.
Discounts and Great Rates on services such as cell phones and plans, website development, credit card processing, shipping and much more.
Our Safety Program is available through a staff consultant, toolbox talks, a comprehensive safety manual, videos and special newsletters to keep you informed and provide you with the tools you need to meet regulations and contract requirements.
National IEC Benefits All members are also members of the National IEC and receive benefits from this membership as well. These include national conferences, forums, publications, discount programs, safety and code updates, legislative briefs and a network of over 3,000 electrical contractors nationwide. View National IEC Benefits.
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