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Mid-South IEC Listed as a Program That’s “Working” on

The Mid‐South IEC chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors, specifically their Four-Year Electrical Apprenticeship Program, has been recognized by the White House as a training program matching workers with the skills they need for the jobs of today.


IEC Announces Winners of Apprentice Short Story Contest

IEC is proud to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual IEC Apprentice Short Story Contest. The first place winner is Ryan Tedford of Encore Electric, a fourth-year apprentice at IEC Rocky Mountain.


Congressman Scott Perry Speaks to Central Pennsylvania IEC Apprentices

Congressman Scott Perry visited Central Pennsylvania IEC's apprentice class to talk about the value of learning a skill and how a hard-working attitude can boost a career.


IEC Representative and Senate Democrats Discuss Jobs for Veterans

On November 20, the Independent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) Chesapeake Chapter Executive Director Grant Shmelzer participated in an informal roundtable on veteran employment with U.S. Senate Democrats. The roundtable, which took place at the U.S. Capitol, brought legislators together with businesses and community groups to discuss the successes and challenges involved in ensuring our returning military personnel are gainfully employed.


Honeymoon Not Over for Villwock

Spenser Villwock said he’s in Colorado on a “permanent honeymoon.”

When he and his wife moved to Colorado to celebrate their honeymoon in 2007, they planned to stay for only a few months.

“But we fell in love with Colorado, started our family here, and we’ll live here for the rest of our lives,” Villwock said.

Villwock is the CEO of Denver-based Independent Electrical Contractors–Rocky Mountain (IECRM), a nonprofit electrical trade association that oversees about 200 member businesses and contractors in the energy and electrical industries across northern Colorado and Wyoming.