IEC Workforce Development & Policy Conference Returning to Washington

IEC Workforce Development & Policy Conference Returning to Washington, DC 

Washington, DC, June 12, 2023 – The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is pleased to host their Workforce Development & Policy Conference (WDPC) for the first time in four years. The conference will be held in Washington, DC on June 20-22. 

During this event, attendees will have the chance to meet with members of Congress to advocate for the merit-shop contractor industry and walk away with workforce development tools impacting their bottom line. This year, workforce development education sessions and updates include how to recruit talent and access government funds, OSHA's plans to regulate business and impact the bottom line, and how the economic outlook in the construction industry affects business.  

The Workforce Development & Policy Conference provides exceptional opportunities to network with fellow merit-shop electrical contractors from around the country. During the Opening Reception, attendees will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. Additionally, this conference is prepared to bring insights into political issues, recruiting talent, utilizing government funds, and a perspective on the economic outlook in the construction industry on your business. Keynote speaker, Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections, will dive into the current political landscape, covering presidential politics and the House, Senate, and gubernatorial campaigns.  

More than just a networking an education event, WDPC also allows attendees the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill for a day to meet policy makers from the legislative and executive branches that will provide insights into proposals currently under consideration that impact the industry. Members of Congress will hear directly from constituents about the workforce challenges contractors face.  

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Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a nonprofit trade association federation with 53 educational campuses and affiliate local chapters across the country. IEC represents more than 3,600 member businesses that employ over 100,000 electrical and systems workers throughout the United States. The association educates nearly 16,000 electricians and systems professionals each year through world-class training programs. IEC contractor member companies are some of the premier firms in the industry and are responsible for over $10B in gross revenue annually.  For more information, go to  



Lauren Smith | Publicist |