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April 2022 Legislative Update

STATE FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT-PREVAILING WAGE-STOP WORK ORDERS PASSES GENERAL ASSEMBLY (SB1/HB145) Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 145 require the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to investigate promptly prevailing wage violations when a complaint is received. A prime...
40 Innovations for Our 40th Anniversary!

40 Innovations for Our 40th Anniversary!

What could be more spectacular than turning the nighttime into the day?  We think nothing is more spectacular. The light bulb kicks off our 40 Most Innovative Electrical Ideas to celebrate IECC’s 40th Anniversary. 1809: English inventor Humphry Davy creates the first...
IEC Legislative Preview – January 2022

IEC Legislative Preview – January 2022

January 6, 2022 Maryland General Assembly 2022 Preview The Maryland General Assembly will open its 90 day 2022 session on Wednesday January 12th. As a result of COVID 19, public access will once again be highly regulated and limited. The House of Delegates will...
Apprenticeship Works…

Apprenticeship Works…

A Forbes article by Jack Kelly (Senior Contributor, October 3rd), “Why Some Say College is No Longer the Sure Path to Success”, raises a number of important points. Perhaps one of the most compelling is that Americans encourage 17 and 18 year old’s to take...
Here’s Your Apprenticeship Checklist

Here’s Your Apprenticeship Checklist

Applications for our Fall 2021 electrical apprenticeship program are due by July 15th. What do you need to do to explore our “earn while you learn” opportunity? When you think career pathway- an electrician thinks career circuit. Electricity has to have a place...

April 2021 Legislative Update

2021 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Wrap-Up OVERVIEW The Maryland General Assembly concluded its 90-day 2021 Legislative Session on April 12th.  The Session was conducted entirely virtually.  There was opportunity to submit written testimony and also...

I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Smart…

Once upon a time I worked for Atlantic Electric Supply, a Washington, D.C. distributor, as a lighting specifier. I had the happy responsibility of representing Atlantic at IEC Chesapeake; I sat on the Apprenticeship Committee for a number of years....