IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – July 31st
During the pandemic I’ve talked with countless people about staying motivated and positive. Motivation is a powerful, yet tricky beast. Sometimes it is really easy to get motivated, and you find yourself wrapped up in a whirlwind of excitement. Other times, it is nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate yourself and you’re trapped in a death spiral of procrastination. Author, James Clear, provides some best ideas and useful research on how to get and stay motivated – Read more
PHASE 3 COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS START AT EMORY, GIVING ATLANTANS A POTENTIAL SHOT AT IMMUNITY
Phase I included just 45 individuals with good results. Then Phase 2 enrolled 600 people. Now 1,000 people will receive the trial vaccination at Emory in early August. Emory is only one of two sites administering the trials nationwide. Read More
CDC REVISES GUIDELINES TO 10 DAYS OF ISOLATION FOR MILD SYMPTOMS
The Centers for Disease Control revised its guidelines for coronavirus, saying people with mild to moderate illness only need to complete 10 days of isolation. This is down from the previous 14 days recommended.
EMPLOYEE RETENTION TAX CREDIT – $5,000 PER EMPLOYEE!
The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50% of the qualified wages an eligible employer pays to employees after March 12, 2020 and before January 1, 2021. Eligible employers can get immediate access to the credit by reducing employment tax deposits they are otherwise required to make. Also, if the employer’s employment tax deposits are not sufficient to cover the credit, the employer may get an advance payment from the IRS. Find out how to get your credit.
120 FIRST YEAR APPRENTICES START THEIR CLASSES
With excitement and anticipation in the air, new apprentices began their four year track to becoming certified electricians by the US Dept. of Labor. All apprentices receive their initial training on study skills, how to succeed in the apprenticeship program, math refresher and useful insights from successful electricians who have gone through the program. Comprehensive safety procedures are followed, including use of masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing. Upper classes will start back the week of August 10th. A September class is now forming, but space is limited! Have your apprentices register here. For Georgia Members register here
DID YOU MISS OUR 50TH GRADUATION CELEBRATION?
78 Apprentices were turned out as Journeyperson Electricians!
We want to thank the following Partners for supporting the apprentices:
- Harbin Agency, Overall event sponsor
- Milwaukee– provided gloves, screw driver and goggles to all graduates and drills to the top three AOY contestants
- Ideal – meter to the AOY winner
- Federated Insurance – $500 to the AOY Winner
Upcoming Virtual Job Fairs for IEC Members
WELCOME NEW ATLANTA CONTRACTOR MEMBER
Southern Ground Electric
Thank you for your continued support of the IEC Atlanta/Georgia Chapters! Stay safe and have a great weekend!
Niel and the entire IEC Staff