Veterans looking for a new career are encouraged to pursue a rewarding career in the high-demand electrical industry...IEC Wants You!
Why Electrical Contracting?
Electricians are among the highest paid jobs in the construction sector, according to the U.S. News "Best Construction Jobs" Rankings.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2010 and 2020, electricians will have a 23-percent growth rate. The need for skilled professionals in this trade is higher than ever.
- IEC is fully committed to easing your transition to the electrical industry and helping you build a successful career.
- The IEC four-year apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training with formal technical instruction and is a Department of Labor recognized program.
- Apprentices are employed while pursuing their education. Earn while you learn!
- IEC has more than 52 chapter training centers nationwide. Several chapters also offer online learning.
- The overwhelming majority of IEC Apprenticeship Programs are approved training providers under the G.I. Bill
- Many IEC chapters can provide job placement assistance for apprentices.
- Many IEC chapters work with local veterans support groups including Troops To Trades, Hire A Hero, National Guard Employment Programs, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and many others.
- IEC programs already have many veterans enrolled with some chapters training as many as 50 apprentices who previously served in the military.
- The IEC apprentice curriculum can transfer credits to community colleges or universities for further education.
For more information, contact your local chapter. Find your local chapter here.
Troops to Trades
IEC National has partnered with an organization called Troops to Trades, who's mission is to provide veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members with career placement options, training grants and scholarships to help them find careers in the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical residential service industries. Find out more here.