IECX: June 2022
Nominations for 2022 IEC Awards Are Now Open! 

It is officially awards season at IEC! It's time to share the great work you and your colleagues have done over the past year, and to be recognized by your community for the excellence you bring to the industry. Nominations are open now through July 15, 2022.

Submit your nominations today at

  • IEC National Industry Recognition Committee Retreat: August 7-9, 2022, Nashville, TN
  • IEC National Codes & Standards - Safety Summit: August 15-17, 2022, Houston, TX
  • SPARK: Power Tomorrow: October 5-8, 2022, Louisville, KY

Join IEC and the electrical and systems contracting industry’s leading safety experts at the 2022 IEC National Codes & Standards - Safety Summit, August 15-17, 2022, in Houston, Texas. Building a world-class safety culture should be a top priority for all industry professionals, and the Summit will explore best practices and policies that support the integration of safety compliance into your business' culture. 

During the SPARK: Power Tomorrow event in Louisville, Livewires will host an exhilarating night out with axe throwing, AV gaming, and racing simulation on Wednesday, October 5that OvrDrive!Livewires is asking IEC contractor members and IEC chapters to consider donating to this special event where proceeds raised go towards supporting the growth of apprenticeship training.
Learn more about the different levels of sponsorship opportunities here
IEC's Virtual Hill Day 

There’s still time to participate in IEC’s Virtual Hill Day! This is the opportunity for you and your chapter to connect during May and June with members of Congress and their staffs on IEC’s priority issues through platforms that have become commonplace over the past year, like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. To help you and your members with meetings, IEC's helpful webinar and background materials can be found here. Should you have questions or need assistance, contact Jason Todd at

Main Street Merit Shop Webinar

August is right around the corner, and members of Congress will return home to campaign for the November election. This makes for a great time to schedule a visit to your chapter by your local representatives. These visits will provide you the opportunity to discuss the IEC apprenticeship program and explain how it offers individuals with the necessary skills to have a career in a field that continues to contribute to the country’s economic recovery. 

To learn more about the experiences other chapters have had with members of Congress, tune into IEC’s webinar, #MainStreetMeritShop: Advocacyin Your Backyard, on Monday, June 27 at 3:00 PM (ET). 
Chapter Growth

Central Pennsylvania IEC has recently expanded its service area and is now known as IEC Pennsylvania, which covers almost entire state. IEC Chesapeake has also expanded its service of the electrical industry.  This expansion allows it to now serve the entire state of Virginia. Visit their websites to learn more about all the amazing benefits you will receive by becoming a member.

AOY Competition Applications Now Open 

We're excited to feature the IEC National Apprentice of the Year (AOY) Competition at SPARK: Power Tomorrow! Top apprentices from our program compete for recognition of their accomplishments, cash prizes, a selection of tools, and much more!

Scholarship Update
The IEC Foundation has awarded $124,665 in scholarships this year!
Congratulations to all scholarship recipients on their accomplishments! Thank you to our partners, IEC members and community whose generous donations made this possible. 
Learn more about the IEC Foundation's programs, scholarships, and sponsors here!
New Webinar with Platinum Partner: MCA
There are ways to allow your team to work at its full potential, every day. It won’t happen on its own, but with the right tools, it can be quickly and easily achieved and sustained.
Join Dr. Heather Moore of MCA, Inc., as she shares solutions for Planning, Scheduling, and Identifying Impacts on your jobs, as well as ways to use this insight to mitigate future productivity impacts.
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The Home Depot Pro offers you outstanding service, product selection and convenience to help grow your business. Create a free Pro Xtra profile and unlock the benefits of being a Pro at the Home Depot. Sign up for Pro Xtra today!

SPARK: Power Tomorrow Exhibition & Sponsorship Webinar 
IEC will be hosting a live webinar on June 28 at 11:00 AM (CT) to help potential exhibitors and sponsors learn about exclusive networking and marketing opportunities at the industry event of the year, SPARK: Power Tomorrow.
Kevin Davoren, IEC's Account Executive of Partnerships, will guide attendees about the value of highlighting their business, products, and solutions through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at SPARK: Power Tomorrow. Check out more details here or share this information with your colleagues!
Safe + Sound Week

Mark your calendars! OSHA's annual Safe + Sound Week will take place August 15-21, 2022. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each year that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. Learn more here.  

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