IEC Policy Conference 2018

Make Your Voice Heard! Read all about our Assistant Executive Director's experience at the political event of the year! See what was discussed, the legislation that's currently pending, and how you can get involved!

IEC Con 17

Were you able to join us at IEC Con this year? If not, don't worry. Our Assistant Executive Director wrote all about it so you can read about everything you missed. But Convention will be held in Indy next year, so mark your calendars!

Indianapolis to host 2018 Convention

It's official! Your local IEC Chapter will be the host of the upcoming National Convention! This is a great opportunity for local contractors to explore the Expo, take advantage of learning opportunities, and network with others in the industry from around the country. Visit www.ieci.org/iecconvention for more details, or email execdir@iec-indy.org .

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.”
 
 
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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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Why Women Should Consider Construction

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The lights are up, there’s a dull roar of hundreds of voices and the faint scent of wax in the air, and Sherri and I have our wide “Please-talk-to-me” smiles on as we man the booth in yet another College and Career Fair. We’re in the gym of a high school, and we’re buzzing along the aisle, asking students if they’ve ever considered electrical work before.

 

 

Now, as anyone promoting the trades knows, many of these students are planning on going to college. But the boys look interested and take a brochure anyway.

 

 

A young woman comes to the booth, and I ask, “Have you ever thought about doing electrical work?”

 

 

She paused, and almost did a double take to see if I was speaking to someone behind her. Self-consciously, she giggled, as if the thought was ludicrous to her. “No, um… I haven’t.” She then suggested passing the information on to her brother and male friends.

 

 

That same interaction probably happened about 12 times in those two hours. The same look of shock. The same uncomfortable laugh. It’s as if it’s never crossed their mind that becoming part of the labor force was even an option for them.

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New Giveaway!

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We’re feeling festive here at Central IN IEC, so we wanted to give away another prize!

 

From now until New Year’s Eve, guess how many 2 nail cable clips are in the jar! The closest guess wins a bag of goodies!

 

Comment below with your guess. And feel free to share with friends and family to give them a chance to win too!

 

Happy Holidays and Good luck!

 

 

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