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Executive Director Event Calendar
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Executive Director Event Calendar
2019-20 Curriculum Book Ordering
The book order forms for the 2018-19 school year are now available. Details, including new features, order forms, and pricing are available here.
Curriculum and A&T Committee Project Updates
Click here for the latest curriculum and A&T Committee project updates.
ESTS Fire Alarm I Course
Recruit new members and potentially increase your membership by 5-8% with an invest in the ESTS Fire Alarm I Course. ESTS courses are 12 weeks long, cover 48 hours of content, and are designed as refresher courses for experienced electricians and non-members such as fire alarm systems and limited energy contractors.
Download a PDF flyer to promote the Fire Alarm Course to potential new members.
National Standardized Tests
IEC has designed standardized written tests to be used at the end of each apprentice year. This ensures that the essential knowledge and objectives were obtained by students within that given year. The national test allows for programs to share data to adapt or modify the curriculum, while also adjusting the presentation methods used in the classroom.
Click here for details on IEC National Standardized Tests including instructions, examples, and final exams.
CMS-LMS Change Request Form
The LMS/CMS Task Force meets quarterly to review, prioritize, and recommend proposed changes to the A&T Committee. Implementation of proposed changes is based on several factors including cost, time required, and overall benefit to chapters.
To submit a change request for the LMS/CMS, complete the online form here.
If you have questions, contact Chrissy Skudera, Director of Curriculum Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 650-0057.
Accreditation of Training Centers
As IEC garners more national recognition, guidelines will be offered in how our various training programs and chapters utilize and implement the IEC curriculum. To formalize our educational standards and work to produce highly trained instructors, it is only fitting that our chapters become accredited learning facilities. In creating an accreditation system, IEC chapters have the ability to distinguish themselves from competitors while enticing future apprentices to join IEC. In becoming accredited, a chapter will utilize the IEC curriculum while working to incorporate the aforementioned projects: PEP, LMS, ESTS, and Instructor Training. Currently, here are the proposed three levels for IEC chapters (subject to change).
Click here for more accreditation information.
Student Graduation Certificate
ACE Transcript Instructions
IEC has partnered with the American Council on Education's (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT). ACE connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. Students that complete the IEC Apprentice Program are eligible to receive up to 41 hours of college credit. Learn more here
Instructor Training & Certification Program
The IEC Instructor Training and Certification Program is tailored to provide technically qualified electricians and/or subject matter experts with the basic knowledge they need to succeed as apprenticeship instructors. These interactive online courses will include easily accessible targeted modules, an interactive user interface, and reading assignments from outside textbooks. Those who successfully complete the required training, provide evidence of required levels of field and classroom experience, and demonstrate competency in specified areas will be certified IEC Instructors. Learn more here.
Instructor Training Graduates
IEC congratulates the following instructors and chapters on having completed the IEC Instructor Training courses listed below. These instructors are key in IEC’s continuing commitment to providing the highest quality training for all IEC apprentices.Click here to view Level I and Level II graduates.
2019/2020 Dues and Application
IEC Member Discount Programs Save Money
Remind your members about the valuable money-saving affinity partners working with IEC. Programs include everything from web design to credit reporting discounts.
View the location map of all of the IEC chapters around the country.
IEC is actively engaged in developing codes and standards for the electrical industry. Through the national Codes & Standards Committee, IEC is directly involved in a large variety of codes and standards activities, including representation on 18 code making panels of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 70 National Electrical Code (NEC). IEC works closely with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to develop the NEC. IEC also participates in the development of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and reviews standards created by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).
There are a number of federal regulatory agencies whose actions and decisions may directly impact your business, the electrical trade, and the merit shop. Many recent proposed new regulations have the potential to be costly and burdensome on IEC members, particularly smaller businesses. IEC makes sure to actively weigh in on any proposed regulatory changes affecting the electrical industry to ensure merit shop concerns are taken into consideration by key agency decision makers. These include:
There are a number of federal regulatory agencies whose actions and decisions may directly impact your business, the electrical trade, and the merit shop. Many recent proposed new regulations have the potential to be costly and burdensome on IEC members, particularly smaller businesses. IEC makes sure to actively weigh in on any proposed regulatory changes affecting the electrical industry to ensure merit shop concerns are taken into consideration by key agency decision makers.
As merit shop contractors, there are certain legislative issues that directly impact the business of IEC members. Labor, energy, tax, jobs, and workforce development are all major political issues taking place at the national level that have the ability to greatly affect the electrical contracting industry. IEC will continue to support issues in the best interest our membership.
Building the Workforce
IEC strongly believes in building a strong workforce that can adapt to changing economic times and bolster the electrical contracting industry. In this aim, IEC reaches out to various audiences to create relationships and provide education about the electrical industry through Veteran and Youth Outreach.
IEC proudly works with various organizations, such as Troops to Trades to help veterans ease the transition into the workforce. To find out more about how IEC can support veterans in transitioning into the industry, click here.
The youth of today is the livelihood of tomorrow’s electrical industry. It is crucial that today's children not only take an interest in sciences but also realize all the benefits of learning a trade. In an effort to keep youth engaged in these subjects, IEC is actively involved in two youth programs: 4-H and SkillsUSA. Additionally, many chapters also have their own youth development organizations in which they volunteer.
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