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Graduation Class of 2018

Graduation 2018


First, let us again thank our generous 2018 sponsors, Dominion Electric Supply and Shepherd Electric Supply. Without our sponsors, we cannot deliver a fitting graduation to the hard working Journeyman class each year. Member devotion to both our core mission of training, and the celebration of achievement, is impressive.

This year, our 33rd annual graduation, was our largest- 122 Electrical Apprenticeship graduates and 500 in attendance.  We love this event; it’s the culmination of all we work for…but don’t take our word for it.

From Mike Basham, Vice President of Rommel Construction:

“As you all know ...

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Kelly Schulz and Grant Shmelzer

KELLY M. SCHULZ, Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation with Grant Shmelzer, IEC Chesapeake President.

Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake Joins Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program


BALTIMORE (June 5, 2018) – Maryland Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz today welcomed the Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake (IEC) to the Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program. The ...

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PDU Cables Take Off Service
PDU Cables Take Off Service

Yep, We Have an AP for That...Benefits of Prefabrication

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/ IECC

Yep, We Have an AP for That...PDU Cables, a valued IECC Associate Partner, shares this with us regarding pre-fabrication: from Tom Shear at PDU ...

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Yep, We Have an AP for That: BRK 3 in 1 Smoke Detector
BRK smoke detectors

Yep, We Have an AP for That: BRK 3 in 1 Smoke Detector

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC

Our Associate Partners at Phoenix Sales proudly announce BRK Electronics latest 7030BSL, 3 in 1 Smoke/Carbon/ LED Strobe on the market.

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IEC Career Path of an Electrician

Your Apprenticeship Moment of Zen - Critical Mass: Skilled Worker Shortages

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

We blogged about this- several different ways in fact- all last year. The skilled worker ...

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Make a Holiday Break for It 2017



(Effective 11/15/17)

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You Have a Lot of Choices

By Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake

Online or “brick and mortar” education? Your educational choices are always important, difficult to make ...

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