Patrick Merkel
Director of Education

(703) 650-0056

Patrick Merkel is the director of Education at IEC, where he uses his 10 years of association management and educational programming experience to lead and expand IEC’s professional development activities for members. Since joining IEC in 2019, Patrick has enhanced educational offerings for IEC’s annual events, including the IEC Convention & Expo and IEC Business Summit. Patrick is a Colorado native who attended Bethany College in Kansas, moving to the Washington, D.C. area in 2005. 

One thing you don’t know about Patrick

In his free time, Patrick can be found at home with his wife and two daughters reading, being outdoors, or playing in the local symphony orchestra.

Contact for assistance with:

  • Live training on using IEC’s online platform
  • Customer service for ordering textbooks and kits
  • Updated yearly test banks for chapter use
  • Graduation certificates for journeyman electricians
  • Enrollment into the instructor training program
  • Apprentice of the year preparation material
  • Chapters collaboration on education-related issues
  • Graduation guest speakers
  • Department Offerings:
    • Yearly updates to the four-year electrical apprenticeship program
    • Continuing Education Courses- Electrical Systems and Training Series (ESTS), an online delivery platform for content delivery, end of year written-standardized exams
    • Errata process to correct errors in curriculum
    • Regional proposal process to receive input from chapters/regions for curriculum improvements
    • American Council on Education (ACE) college credits program
    • Systems or limited energy programs/courses
    • Instructor training series for training IEC instructors
    • Certified Professional Electrician Exam (CPE)
    • Purdue University Management Institution (PMI)
    • IEC Instructors Conference