Chesapeake and the National Guard venture into “Guard Apprenticeship” pilot program for Service members to enhance their skill-sets in the electrical field

IEC Chesapeake member and Year-1 apprentice referenced in the Washington Post regarding job-training programs for displaced workers

ODENTON, Maryland – May 31, 2011 – As IEC Chesapeake continues its proactive efforts in workforce development, it has noted that federally funded local job-training programs such as D.C. Building Futures, a collaboration amongst other local training programs to include DC-based Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), also helps to assist in the placement of qualified individuals seeking employment and training opportunities in the construction industry.  With this in mind, IEC Chesapeake chapter member IES Commercial was acknowledged for its support through the employment of Michelle Jones, Year-1 apprentice in IEC Chesapeake’s DC electrical program at The Community College of the District of Columbia (CCDC), as well as four additional women from the D.C. Building Futures program.  For complete details on the article Commentary:  Cutting job-training dollars would hurt recovery, please visit the following weblink of the Washington Post’s May 29th online edition under Capital Business:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/commentary-cutting-job-training-dollars-would-hurt-recovery/2011/05/25/AGY4XGEH_story.html

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