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 .

Instructor Spotlight: Alan Parish

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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! 

 

 

 

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National IEC Instructor’s Conference

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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

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Instructor Spotlight: James E. Meyer (Jim)

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Our Teacher Tuesday series continues with an instructor that has been with us for quite some time. He’s an incredible asset here at Central IN IEC: he’s been a wonderful instructor to his students, and a mentor to our newer teachers. He also helped us judge not one, not two, but THREE competitions this year at the state level for SkillsUSA this past year! We are, of course talking about the one and only…

 

 

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Trump’s Apprenticeship Order: What is it and what does it mean for you?

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It’s been about a month since President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America, and we have waited patiently for more details to come out on some of the more vague points made throughout. However, it left many of us with unresolved questions such as what exactly the order was, what it means, and how it affects you. 

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Instructor Spotlight: Mike Shockley

 

 

With registration for the 17-18 Apprenticeship Program well under way, we wanted to introduce you to the men that will be taking on the task of being your instructors! Here at IEC, we truly are a family, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible on your first day of class. What better way to do that than to get to know your instructor a little better ahead of time? Now, without further ado, we have…..

 

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Neighborlink Volunteer Project

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It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. 

Back in mid-November, an elderly man returns from the hospital. He has renal failure, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to toxicity of the blood, a need for transplant, or even death. He returns home from his treatment to find that his house had caught fire:

It was an enormous loss.

The fire department put the fire out but left a hole in the roof and damaged the back wall.  Drywall was severely damaged in several rooms. Smoke and water damage was rampant throughout the home. The structure was left in unlivable conditions.

After this tragedy, his wife and family had no where else to turn to but a loaned RV that sat across the street from the dilapidated house. It had heat, but no water, making for miserable living conditions. There was no insurance on the home, and there were little meaningful financial resources for the family to fall back on. The wife was working desperately to get the home repaired so her family could return to it, but with little luck. 

That was when the local community came together.

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National SkillsUSA 2017

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This year’s SkillsUSA concluded yesterday afternoon after a fulfilling, week-long competition across all aspects of trade and education. Central Indiana IEC executives, Sherri Puckett and Devin Machowiak, hit the road bright and early to make their way to the Louisville Kentucky Exposition Center, where nationals was to be hosted. If you’ve never been there, the Kentucky Exposition Center is a monstrous, sprawling building that had four massive expo halls and a stadium, every inch of which was packed with arenas for the different competitions taking place, and the halls were littered with vendors providing food and beverages for spectators. It was definitely a place to wear your walking shoes: to get from one hall to another was about a ten minute walk. 

 

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