Havering College talks about the importance of apprenticeships:

“It’s quite common to see apprentices become full-time members of staff once they finish their apprenticeships. This is great for you, as the employer, because you can build a workforce that has been trained by you and understands the values of your company. It’s fantastic to see apprentices go on to secure permanent roles within their company, and we have often seen these lead to supervisory or managerial positions.
Research shows that apprenticeships are not just helping employers to build a loyal, skilled workforce, but enabling them to attract new business. 76% of apprentice employers polled say they promote their apprenticeship credentials when pitching for new business or talking about their company. A third of all the employers questioned said they are more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they offer apprenticeships.”
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Anti-Harassment and Intro to Bonding

Thank you so much to Tanner Justice and Rick Johnson from Federated Insurance for their presentation today! We covered Anti-Harassment in the wake of upcoming EEOC requirements, as well as an intro to bonding!
Plus, Matt Kinder was the winner of our drawing, winning himself a brand new Yeti! Congrats!

Partner Spotlight: Thomas & Betts

Here at Central IN IEC, we’re very blessed to have the members of our family that strive for excellence and push the limits for the betterment of the industry. And for those of you who may not be familiar with our partners, what better way to highlight these members than a spotlight? So, without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to….

A Member of the ABB Group

Represented by David Kendall


National Championship Hits Prime Time TV!

IDEAL Industries, an IEC National Platinum Partner, will have a 30-minute documentary of its National Championship airing on cable TV throughout the month of January, beginning today.

IDEAL created its National Championship as a means to increase exposure to our industry and tackle the growing labor shortage. To further this cause, they created the aforementioned TV documentary, and we can’t wait to see it!

In addition, IEC will be featured during the documentary with an exciting commercial directing viewers to MyElectricCareer.com.

Don’t miss out on watching the IDEAL documentary and seeing the IEC commercial on live, cable TV. Find out when and where the documentary will be aired on your local cable networks by clicking here.


Showcase Your Expertise and Be a Recognized Leader of the Industry

Each year, IEC strives to produce high-quality content designed to inspire and educate attendees from around the world about new technology and innovations in our community.

IEC is calling for knowledgeable and articulate experts to share their innovative, game-changing solutions and messages with their peers at the IEC Convention & Expo 2018.

Submit your ideas for session topics or nominate your colleagues for speaking opportunities today!