Yesterday evening, September 11th, Don Hulsey welcomed politicians, guests, and apprentices to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Midwest Chapter of IEC. This building allows for more space for classes, and materials to assist students in their new lab.
The festivities included an expo for industry partners and other businesses, a cookout, and networking opportunities of all involved. Our Executive Director and Assistant, Sherri and Devin, were in attendance to congratulate the chapter on their expansion. As a nation-wide organization, we share in each other’s successes, and we are so proud of them for their growth and forward-thinking. We know that this new location will benefit countless students in the years to come.
We at Central IN IEC would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all of those who have lost their life for this country. We would also like to express our deepest condolences to all of those who have lost their loved ones to this horrific tragedy. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
With it being a new course year, many are left wondering what the changes are in the National Electrical Code, and what that means for businesses. Well, don’t worry! We’ve teamed with Inpwr to bring you Steven J. Owen, a specialist in the NEC, to educate our members and answer any questions that you may have.
Steven J. Owen is an Electrical Consultant with National Code Seminars. The course is designed to allow active participation in the importance and use of the National Electrical Code and will include;
• how to size conductors for specific applications;
• how to correctly select overcurrent devices;
• how to correctly specify and select raceways;
• how to use the NEC in practical application in the workplace
The cost of this seminar, which will include a continental breakfast and lunch, is only $40 per person (member), or $75 per person (non-member). If you require CEU’s from another state(s) and would like to receive hours for this seminar, you can do so for an additional $150 per state.
To register for the 2017 NEC Code Update please fill out the form in the following link: https://iecindy.wufoo.com/forms/w1s4ygeu1bimlxg/
Registration deadline is Monday, September 11th.
Our Assistant Executive Director opens up about her college experience, and encourages students to look at all of their options in their senior year of high school:
“Working with your hands doesn’t mean falling short of intellectual achievement. It means that at the end of the day, you have a specialized skill set. It means that you have something physical to show for your work. It means that you can walk away saying, “I did this,” and showcase your abilities in a very objective way.”
Maybe you’re just not “college material”
This is it! The end of our Instructor Spotlight Series…. for now. Classes start this Monday, and we’ve got one more teacher to introduce. This gentleman has been instrumental in not only learning our new content management software, but teaching our other instructors as well. He’s constantly looking for ways to improve the program, and challenges each and every one of us to do better. I’m talking, of course, about none other than Blake Behr!
Classes start in less than a week! Can you believe it?! But we’ve still got some time to squeeze in a few more Instructor Spotlights. This week’s instructor is also a graduate from the Apprenticeship Program. But he’s come back to help with one of the most challenging courses, and he does a great job doing it. We’re talking, of course, about none other than Ed Brown!
Happy Tuesday! You know what that means: it’s time for another Teacher Tuesday, featuring one of our instructors here at Central IN IEC. Not only is Ian also a graduate of our Apprenticeship Program, but he actually owns his own business as well! Check out his Facebook page for Indy Wood & Laser Studio, and be sure to see pictures of his work on Instagram. Now, without further ado, let’s meet Ian!
This past week, our Executive Director, Sherri Puckett, and our Assistant Executive Director, Devin Machowiak, had the opportunity to go to Colorado Springs for the National IEC Executive Director’s Conference. Read all about their adventures and what they learned here.
Our Teacher Tuesday series continues with none other but our very own Alan Parish! Alan is actually a graduate from Central Indiana IEC who started his own business, and is now sending his own apprentices through the program! Alan co-owns AMPED Electrical Services, which was featured as a case study for a vehicle marketing company. You can also find them on their Facebook page, where they already have a 5 star rating. Now, let’s go ahead and meet the man behind the company, Alan!
This past week, our Assistant Executive Director, Devin Machowiak, and our First and Fourth Year Instructor, had the opportunity to go to Houston for the National IEC Instructor’s Conference. Read all about their experience and what they learned here.