IECX: October 2022
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  • IEC Business Summit: January 29- February 1, 2023, Nashville, TN
  • SPARK 2023: October 16-18, 2023, Dallas, TX
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Registration for Business Summit Is Now Open!
 
IEC is thrilled to announce the opening of registration for the 2023 IEC Business Summit in Nashville, Tennessee! Join us from January 29 - February 1 for one of the best business events in the industry. 
 
We invite you to be part of many education sessions covering relevant business topics, collaborate with like-minded industry professionals, and discuss what applying these concepts to your business can look like. The Business Summit is an excellent opportunity that will equip you and your team to run your company more efficiently and address issues in the modern business landscape. 
 
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IEC Emerging Leaders Committee Sign-Up
 
IEC’S Emerging Leaders Committee is designed to cultivate future leaders in the electrical and systems contracting industry. The committee produces national and regional networking events that provide emerging leaders with an opportunity to interact with each other, provides forums for participants to meet and learn from top industry leaders, and suggests event programming. Sign up for the committee here

Committee Sign-up Reminder

The deadline for applying is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Visit the website to view a list of all IEC National Committees. After reviewing the list, click here to apply for the committee(s) of your choosing. Regardless of whether you are applying for first-time committee service, want to continue serving on your present committee, or want to change the committee on which you serve, you should complete the form

 

If you have questions on the committee application process or a specific committee, please contact Belean Getachew at the IEC National office (703) 650-0087, bgetachew@ieci.org.

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Become an IEC Instructor
 
Share your knowledge and expertise- be a part of training the next generation of electricians. IEC is looking for Apprenticeship Technical (and continuing education)  Instructors across the country! Learn more about the role and requirements here.
 
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IEC Urges Withdrawal of Federal PLA Mandate

 

Last week, IEC submitted comments to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) implementing President Biden’s Executive Order 14063 that requires the use of project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more in total value. IEC urged the FAR to withdraw the proposal completely since it discriminates against the vast majority of IEC’s merit shop electrical contractors and the 87% of the construction industry that chooses not to join a union. In its letter, IEC pointed out how this forces a merit shop contractor to, among other things, use union labor and apprentices, and harms small, minority- or women-owned firms. It is unclear just how long it will take for a final rule to be released, but it will likely be sometime next year at the earliest.

 
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Greater Charlotte IEC 

 
We are thrilled to announce the creation of our 52nd chapter, Greater Charlotte IEC. Our National Board President, Troy Corrigan, signed the letter granting them provisional chapter status last week and they were introduced at SPARK. We look forward to watching a wonderful and successful IEC Chapter have a positive impact on the electrical industry.
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Framing the Future

Lennar, IEC, Pinellas County Schools, and others helped students bring classroom lessons to life at last week's "Framing the Future" event!
 
Students talked with IEC Apprentice Manager, Mark Kempton, about the apprentice program and had the opportunity to wire three-way switches under the supervision of Training Manager, Tony Adolph. Over 20 Workforce Agencies and Specialty Schools participated in the event. It allowed teachers, instructors, and trade partners the chance to learn about each program and how to fill specific employment needs, while making valuable connections to build the network of the future.

2023 Membership Application 

 

As a reminder, the membership dues increase will take effect on January 1, 2023. The chart below reflects a 5.6% target increase (rounded to a divisible of 4). This represents a $12 per year increase for our smallest category of contractor members and a $300 per year increase for our largest contractor members. These rates will be reflected on the first quarter 2023 dues invoices to be sent in December 2022. Click here for the 2023 Membership Application. If you have any questions, reach out to Belean Getachew at bgetachew@ieci.org.

Contractor Size

2023 Annual Amount

1 - 5 field

$252

6 - 10 field

$516

11 - 20 field

$1,020

21 - 60 field

$1,644

61 - 100 field

$2,352

101 - 150 field

$3,108

151 -200 field

$4,660

201+ field

$5,680

Associate Member

$100

 
 
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IEC Training Advantage

 

IEC's Training Advantage annual highlight video is now available! Feel free to share the video showcasing our education program and apprentices at the link below.  

 
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IEC CPE Promo 2022

 

IEC's CPE Promo video is now available! Feel free to share. The Training Advantage annual highlight video is now available! Feel free to share the video showcasing our apprentices and your chapters' work. 

 

IEC CPE Promo 2022

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IECF 2022 Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament
 
We hope that everyone had a great time at the 2022 Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament! The IEC Foundation is grateful to all of those who sponsored and participated in the event.

2023 Grant Schedule

IEC Foundation Equipment Grant: Monday, January 2, 2023, to Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST

The Home Depot Pro Xtra 2022 Grant Cycle: Monday, February 27, 2023, to Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST

IECF Scholarship 2023 Application Period: The 2023 application period will be Monday, January 2, 2023, to Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST. References from employers and IEC Chapters will be accepted from students until Friday, March 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.

For more information about IECF grants, visit the IEC Foundation website.

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MCA Inc. Webinar 
 
Do you often wonder where all your time goes in a day? Do you wonder why you’re not able to get all the things on your list done? Do you want to know how to help your team work to their full potential? It may sound simple (and it can be, with the right tools.) 
 
Be a part of this engaging webinar featuring guest speaker Heather Moore, VP of Operations with IEC's industry partner, MCA, Inc.  Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 11:00 AM (CT).
 
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IEC Members Can Earn 2% Cash Back

Did you earn money back from The Home Depot last year? You could be earning cash back on your annual spending in-store and on homedepot.com.*

LEARN MORE

*IEC members must be signed up for Pro Xtra using the agreement code IEC and spend a minimum of $12,500 to be eligible for a rebate. The rebate period is from January 1 through December 31, with rebate payments issued within 60 days after the program end date. For more information on the Pro Xtra program, visit homedepot.com/c/ProXtra_TermsandConditions.
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IEC National Awards 2022
 
Congratulations to all the IEC National Awards winners! Receiving an IEC National Award is a tremendous achievement, and we urge members and chapters to take advantage of this significant opportunity for visible and tangible recognition.
 
 
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SPARK Pictures
 
We loved seeing you and capturing all the amazing moments at SPARK: Power Tomorrow! Check out the awesome 360 photo booth video and the images from SPARK. You can also download the official 'Save the Date' for SPARK 2023 in Dallas, Texas here!
 
 
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National Apprenticeship Week
 

Let's gear up for National Apprenticeship Week taking place November 14-20. In partnership with the Department of Labor, we invite our chapters to hold events throughout the week, communicating the importance of apprenticeship. Click here to view additional Department of Labor resources.

 
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OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center Network
 
OSHA has announced the addition of a new organization to its OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center network – the Construction Education Foundation in Denver, Colorado – and renewed its 25 existing education centers. For more information, please view the trade release or visit osha.gov/training.
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