IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – April 10th
As we reluctantly settle into our “new normal,” It is important that we make sure we’re taking care of ourselves because if we’re not cared for, then we’re not able to care for others. This takes control, and “ultimately, the only way to truly be in control is to be in control of your thoughts.” This quote comes from James Clear who wrote the incredibly smart book, “Atomic Habits – Tiny Changes, Remarkable Habits.” (www.jamesclear.com) So what are you doing to care for yourself? Author and trainer Brent Darnell offers some great ways to care for yourself, including a free coaching session, a guided meditation and a “Tough Guy Survival Kit” to name a few – check them out here Watch for a future webinar on “Leading in Challenging Times” by Brent.
If you have not yet applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the SBA Disaster Loans, you should do so now! Most members have already done so, or are about to apply!
New $600 Billion Main Street Lending Program if you do not qualify for the PPP – details For many other resources regarding CV19, visit www.iecatlantaga.org/coronavirus
Online CEU Classes Launched
CBA – Article 110 (pre-recorded)
NEC Code Changes (coming week of April 13th)
NFPA 70e Electrical Safety (live) – April 17th, 9am – 11:30
Troubleshooting the Electrical System (live) – April 22nd, 5pm – 7pm
Universal Safety (live) – April 25th, 8am – 11:30
Incident Investigations on the Worksite (live) – April 27th, 8am – 11:30
Supply Chain Disruption Webinar
IEC hosted a supply chain webinar on Thursday which was attended by nearly 50 people. The panelists included: Tom Kobe, Legrand; Lindsey Hill, Home Depot; Jimmy Nall, Mayer and Matt Bobo, Ardd & Winter. Some of the key takeaways are outlined below:
- PLAN AHEAD! With the availability of materials constantly changing within the supply chain, the theme was planning!
- CV19 material production is being bumped ahead of production of other material orders
- Some manufacturers are retooling to produce essential CV19 materials
- Currently we are experiencing some shipping lags, especially overnight/express
- When placing orders for CV19/essential jobs (hospitals, fire, police, etc…) be sure you tell your supplier to mark your order as “CV19 Essential”
- Special delivery and pick-up is available at most supply houses
- Some gear orders are now being flagged with “Could be delays”
- Allow and plan for the unexpected!
Critical COVID-19 Labor Update for IEC Members – Friday, April 10th at 1pm – Register
HR Webinar coming week of April 13th – Watch for Details
PPE Shipment Arriving Soon
Several weeks ago IEC ordered a bulk shipment of N95 Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for our membership and are due to arrive the week of April 13th. We will ship masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to any contractor member requesting these for free. Quantities will be based upon your company size. If you need to order a bulk amount, please contact Bryan Beckett at email@example.com 303.443.9780. You can also make your own hand sanitizer and a simple bandanna can also help in the meantime.
Employers Responsible for Filing Unemployment Claims
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the “How To”
Apprenticeship & Workforce Update
New first year apprentices should now be applying online. First year Atlanta Classes are due to start July 27th and Georgia will be begin August 17th.
Currently, we have approximately 15 apprentices that are on lay-off status and 4-5 members both loaning and borrowing workers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your hiring needs. We have launched an online interview program that allows you to see pre-recorded interview sessions with applicants. By letting Julie know you are hiring workers, we will send you the link.
On April 6th we held online “train the trainer” session for 23 instructors. Julie Gunter, IEC Apprenticeship Manager, conducted instructor training to help instructors understand their new role, has identified online lab resources for instructors and students to use and is currently working to find robust communication tools that improve two way discussions.
IEC CARES is a new initiative that we have launched where staff are available virtually to both answer apprentice’s questions and encourage them in their new online experience.
New Instructor Virtual Open House – Monday, April 13th, 6pm-7 – For people whom are interested in becoming an instructor for fall classes. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend – register
A&T Virtual Committee Meeting – Tuesday, April 14th, 10am – 11 – Contact Todd.email@example.com
Work Development Virtual Meeting – Tuesday, April 14th, 1pm – 2 – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IEC Georgia Wins the “March Madness” Growth Award for the Southeast Region!
During the month of March IEC National conducted a membership growth campaign competition and IEC Georgia won the most new members in the Southeast Region. The Georgia Chapter receives $1,500 for the top prize from the IEC Foundation!
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