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IEC Announces 2019 Apprentice Essay Contest Winners

This year the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) held its 11th annual Apprentice Essay Contest and received more than 75 submissions.

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IEC Apprenticeship Program Trains Over 12,000 Electrical Apprentices

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A&T Winter Updates

The Apprenticeship & Training (A&T) Committee welcomed several new members in January. Three members cycled off the committee: Joe Chandler of IEC Dallas, Brian Haines of Pyramid Electric, and Dale Weis of Encore Electric. Their replacements are Kathy Gurba of IEC Southern Colorado, Jake Jackson of IEC Rocky Mountain, and Cesar Ramirez of Precision Power Solutions.

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A&T Committee Summer Updates

In June, IEC held its third Certified Professional Electrician (CPE) exam of 2018, this time at host chapter IEC of Greater Cincinnati. Three of the chapter’s apprentices passed the exam and Training Director Kevin Collins could not be prouder. In addition, one apprentice from Dayton IEC/MECA also passed.

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Behind the Scenes of AOY

IEC National’s annual Apprentice of the Year (AoY) competition is the biggest event IEC apprentices prepare for all year. It’s a grueling three-day competition involving early mornings, long days, and timed events judged with watchful eyes. If that doesn’t sound stressful enough, it takes two and a half days and about 60 volunteers to prepare the competition area.

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