Author: Devin Noyes

Can I get a “Watt watt”? We joined with Big Brothers Big Sisters!

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Central Indiana IEC hosted matches for a day to learn about trade apprenticeships. Assistant Executive, Devin Noyes, lead a discussion with Bigs and Littles about what apprenticeships are, and how they are a viable option for a rewarding, life-long career.

 

Following this was David Kurtz of Apex Electric, who shared his experience as an electrician. He spoke of his favorite memories, how he got started, and what he looks for in new employees. He then did a shocking demonstration, putting a live lightbulb in a tank of water! The students were surprised to see he wasn’t hurt, which drove Dave’s point home: it’s one thing to do the work, but it’s another to know why it’s done that way, and what makes it possible. 

 

Finally, third year instructor Ryan Noyes lead the matches in an activity. Matches were given a blueprint of a house on a foam board and were walked through the process of creating series and parallel circuits to light the interior of their home! 

 

Thank you so much to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IN for working with us to put this workshop on! We had a blast and hope to do it again soon!  #BeBig #BBBSCI #BuildTheFuture#WeAreIECπŸ’‘πŸ”ŒπŸ“ˆ

 

 

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Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Visits IEC!

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“This is your toolbox,” James Meyer said as he pointed to his head. “And no one can take that from you. You can do anything. But you’ve got to put the work in. You’re entitled to nothing in this life, so you have to keep growing and learning. The only time you stop learning is when you die.”

 

Today we had the honor of hosting Indianapolis Met to discuss what apprenticeships are, what being an electrician is like, and the positive impact that the skilled trades have on our community, and our futures.

 

The students were a fantastic audience, engaged and interacting. They even got to take home their very own Wire Termination Twist-On Training Kit, courtesy of IDEAL Electrical and IEC of Greater Cincinnati.

 

We hope that they come and visit us again soon!

 

For scheduling a presentation at our facility, or your school, please contact execdir@iec-indy.org

 

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Smart v Healthy for Grads

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Shared to us by our very own president from InPwr Inc., “Smart vs Healthy for Grads” from TEAMinar by The Table Group :

 

This time of year is fraught with inaccurate and dangerous messages for high school graduates β€’ and for that matter, college grads β€’ about their futures. It is a message that is rooted in the same flawed logic that makes executives focus on making their companies smart while ignoring the more important issue of culture, or organizational health.

 

Here’s how it plays out.

 

High school counselors and college recruiters misguidedly convince students that they should try to get into the most prestigious college possible because this will determine the success of their careers and their lives. The unfortunate conclusion that teenagers draw is that their test scores, GPA, essays and strategically designed extracurricular activities will translate into happiness in adulthood. Of course, anyone over the age of forty knows that this is patently untrue.

 

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IECF Scholarship is now open!

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Are you a current IEC student? Or are you interested in enrolling, but are concerned about affording tuition?
 
 
Well, the national IECF Scholarship is open until 5/1.
 
 
 
Email execdir@iec-indy.org to inquire and receive the application.
 
 
 
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Havering College talks about the importance of apprenticeships:

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“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.”
 
 
Read the full article.
 
 
 
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Anti-Harassment and Intro to Bonding

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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!
 
 
 
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Partner Spotlight: Thomas & Betts

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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 

 

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National Championship Hits Prime Time TV!

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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.

 

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/…/…/NatlChamp_TVSpecial_v1.pdf

 

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Showcase Your Expertise and Be a Recognized Leader of the Industry

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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!

 

http://www.ieci.org/en_us/2018-proposals/application

 

 

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