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Walker Career Center College and CareerFest

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Our Assistant Executive Director manning the table at last night’s Walker Career Center College and CareerFest. This was an opportunity for students, as well as the public, to learn about different career paths, and was attended by more than 100 different companies, trades, apprenticeships, and schools.
 
 
Thanks for having us, Walker Career Center!
 
 
 
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Donny Riggs wins 3rd in the IDEAL National Championship!

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Congratulations to our very own third year student Donny Riggs of Re-Volt Electrical Solutions!

 

This past weekend he competed in Lake Buena Vista for the IDEAL National Championship. Due to his success last year, he was invited back and dominated the competition, coming in third overall for the entire country!

 

Congrats Donny, and thank you for continuing to represent Central IN IEC!

 

 

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Facebook Giveaway!

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So, we just had Halloween, and what’s next? Thanksgiving! And we’re thankful for all of our apprentices, contractor members, and followers on our various channels. So we’re going to be doing a giveaway!

 

Throughout the month of November, be sure to like our page, rate, and review us on Facebook! At the end of the month, we’ll select 5 lucky winners to claim their prize. Between convention last week and donations from various supporters in the area, we’ve got some pretty cool stuff!

 

So have fun, and good luck!

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IDEAL Industries Winner

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Remember our Mystery Prize from yesterday on our Facebook and Twitter pages? It was for our very own Marvin Jones for not only winning the Ideal Competition for our school, but for the entire district that our rep covers!

 

Congrats Marvin! Way to represent IEC!

 

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IEC Con 2017

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Want to know what you missed out on at Convention this year? Our Assistant ED wrote about her experience at her first Convention, and her hopes for the future when Central Indiana IEC hosts next year here in Indy!

 

Read the full article here

 

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Mike Einterz Lien Law Seminar

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This past Friday the 13th, Mike Einterz joined Central IN IEC for a Lien Law Lunch N’ Learn. But although seemingly complex, it wasn’t as scary as the date would have implied!

 

Mike covered a variety of topics such as: 

  • When liens are required on a building: if they were residential, commercial, and how to file bond claims
  • When litigation is necessary and how to avoid it with the correct paperwork to protect the contractor
  • How politics and the economy will effect the job market and the industry 
  • How to target the skills gap
  • Finally, he stressed the need to have lawyers review contracts. Put it in your budget for a few hours for your attorney to review paperwork, because chances are, it will save you money in the long run. 

 

Mike’s audience was very interactive, asking many questions throughout the presentation. Our contractors vary in size and age of inception, but they all came away with a lot of good information to protect their businesses! 

 

Mike has been an asset of the IEC for years, and we appreciate the time he took to be with us Friday. If you’re in need of legal advice or a consultation, be sure to send him an email, or visit his website

 

Thank you Mike! We look forward to working with you even more in the future! 

 

 

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Contractor Member Provides Disaster Relief

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InPwr has always had a sense of civic duty, and with all of the devastation that has been wrought from the hurricanes, now is no exception. Brian Inskeep, of InPwr, deployed and asked for assistance for a relief team back when Harvey struck, and he’s back at it again. 

 

His team is currently in Puerto Rico, where over 90% of the territory is left without power. Their Disaster Team has deployed once again, and we are so proud that our member is striving to make a difference!

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Accelerated Course

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Would you like to begin our Apprenticeship Program but missed the August 21st deadline? Are you ambitious, hard working, and not wanting to wait a whole year to apply? Well you’re in luck because we are providing Central IN IEC’s first-ever Accelerated Program for these individuals!

 

 

Details:

Runs: Dec. 4th, 2017 – May 14th, 2018
Class Date/Times: Monday, 4 pm – 9 pm (22 weeks, 1st year curriculum)
Cost: $1995 or $2495 with books (apprenticeship kit, 2017 code book, calculator)

 

Requirements:

– Valid Driver’s License
– Currently working with an electrical contractor
– High School Diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency)
– Pass Math and Reading Assessment with a 85% or better
– Computer access for online homework and test taking
– Because this is a rigorous, fast-paced course, applicants must have excellent work attendance, above average aptitude, computer knowledge and a strong desire to succeed.

 

Policy:

– Apprentices will only have 1 day (5 hours) available for absences
– Apprentices will only have 1 day (5 hours) available for out of town work
– $500 deposit by November 17th, payment due in full by November 22, 2017 – no refunds after November 22, 2017

 

 

We will need at least 12 apprentices to hold this course. If you are interested, email sherri@iec-indy.org or execdir@iec-indy.org for more details on registration.

 

 

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Central Nine Career Center

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Central Nine Career Center is an area career/technical school dedicated to the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for employment in a chosen career and/or furthering their education at a post-secondary institution. 

On September 27th, Central IN IEC was asked to attend their Job and Resource Fair, providing information about the potential for electrical apprenticeship programs, and joined by one of our member contractors! Sherri manned our table to promote constitution trades at Central 9 to adult education students!

 

Thanks to Doug Hayes and IEC grad Andy Hoffman of Maxwell Electric, for helping out!

 

 

 

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