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Workforce Development

IEC Chesapeake/IECC offers career circuits in the electrical industry. Electrical professionals combine hands-on technology, mathematics, and problem-solving skills. For 35 years we have been training electrical apprentices, telecom technician apprentices, and programs for Workforce Development.

Energizing the future

Workforce development that makes a difference. IEC Chesapeake’s workforce development programs are designed to promote the electrical, low voltage and renewable energy profession to individuals seeking to enter the industry. We make this education accessible by establishing relationships with high schools, trade schools, community colleges, work source centers, employment agencies and other for-profit and non-profit institutions.

State Career & Technology Centers

Youth-focused outreach. IEC Chesapeake is founded on a commitment to providing outstanding education and training services to the electrical, low voltage, and renewable energy industries. As such, we understand the importance of outreach to expose the option of apprenticeship to students who don’t want to or can’t attend college. IEC Chesapeake staff and volunteers make frequent visits to local career and technology centers throughout the school year. When possible, we also bring classes from these career and technology center to our facilities for hands on experience in the motor control and/or solar lab. It’s a great way to deepen the students’ interest in the electrical, low voltage, and renewable energy fields.

To join IEC Chesapeake in visiting these local career and technology centers, please contact us at (301) 621-9545.

Pre-Apprenticeship Program:

Take the first step toward a rewarding career. By participating in our pre-apprenticeship programs, students discover what it takes to become an electrician or low voltage technician. These programs provide training on basic skills and improve upon skills students may already have in preparation for an apprenticeship program and working in the industry.

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Get connected and get ahead. IEC Chesapeake’s Pre-Apprenticeship programs are fully operational in Maryland. We partner with the Department of Corrections, women and minorities and veterans, where applicable. We also work with local high schools and career and technical centers to sponsor field trips to our training facilities where we conduct hands-on Motor Control and Solar exercises, as well as classroom computer-enhanced training. Our close relationship with local community colleges affords us the ability to visit their Basic Electricity and Green Technology classes for recruiting purposes and apprenticeship opportunities.

IECC’s 200 Hour Electrical or Low Voltage Pre-Apprenticeship Programs provide classroom, skill lab, and online instruction, preparing participants to enter full-time employment as an Electrical Helper and enter formal training to become an Electrician or low voltage technician, or in electrical distribution.

Additionally, this program helps our contractor members meet their contractual needs and assist residents of the community with enhancing their employability.

To register for one of our pre-apprenticeship programs, please contact us at (301) 621-9545.

School to Apprenticeship ( STA ) Program* *

“Earn While You Learn”

Working with local high schools and their students, the IECC School to Apprenticeship (STA) program** registers the student for one year of the IECC Electrical/Low Voltage apprenticeship.

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Participants are placed with a member contractor prior to beginning the program and are able to work the summer between junior and senior year of high school. Students work Monday-Thursday, start time-Lunch, returning to their home high school for required courses.

The program includes 450 paid on-the-job training hours, 165 hours of classroom instruction, plus OSHA 10 and CPR certifications.

Upon successful completion, students will graduate high school with their diploma and Year 1 of their 4-Year Journeyman Training in electrical construction completed. After completing all three or four years depending on the program, apprentices are eligible to obtain an industry recognized credential or Journeyman’s Electrical License based on the apprenticeship program they complete.

**This is an “IECC Contractor Member Only” program

To register for one of our pre-apprenticeship programs, please contact us at (301) 621-9545.