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 knowwhy 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#WeAreIEC💡🔌📈