IEC, a national leader in apprentice training, is proud to celebrate U.S. Apprenticeship Week, November 11-17. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), IEC chapters will hold events throughout the week communicating the importance of apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom teaching using the highest industry standards. IEC is one of the nation's leaders in apprenticeship and currently has almost 12,000 electrical apprentices enrolled in the program. These apprentices are building a foundation for a highly-skilled and rewarding career in the electrical industry.
Learn More about IEC's industry-leading Four-Year Apprentice Training Program here!
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IEC Apprenticeship Week Events
IEC National Four-Year Apprenticeship Program Features
- Highly qualified educator, contractor, and electrician teaching teams including IEC-trained instructors
- High-quality resource materials, including an in-depth curriculum that is produced by the nation’s leading electrical contractors
- Product training and support from major equipment manufacturers
- Minimum of 144 hours of classroom training per year with lectures, demonstrations, labs, homework, and a comprehensive final that must be passed prior to graduating to the next level
- 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year – administered by numerous local IEC offices nationwide
- Debt-free learing! The majority of IEC employers pay for their workers' training so the apprentices graduate with lifelong career skills and no debt.
In addition to providing hands-on training for the future leaders of the electrical industry, IEC is helping shape America’s apprenticeship programs. IEC is part of the registered apprenticeship college consortium, has a member on the DOL’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, and recently participated in the ApprenticeshipUSA Summit at the White House.