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 .

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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Happy #GivingTuesday!

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It’s that time of year again! Central IN IEC will participate in a Christmas collection drive! From now until Tuesday, December 19th, we will be collecting WISH LIST items for our local Ronald McDonald House.

 

RMH has specific items on their Wish List so please consult the list for requested items and avoid items they cannot accept or do not need.

 

Items can be dropped off at the IEC training facility between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. The staff at IEC will deliver to RMH the week before Christmas.

 

Happy Giving!

 

https://www.rmhccin.org/give/wish-list/

 

 

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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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