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Is Your Path an Adventure- Or Forced March?

By Jenny Boone, Business Development, Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake/IECC
11/4/2019

IEC Chesapeake has blogged about the history of apprenticeship, traditions in the U.S. and Europe, and about the notion that pathways to education should be seen as pathways; an adventure, not a forced march.

A recent 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 on huge college or university debts when, on the other hand, we deem them underage to drink or ...

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Milwaukee Announces MX FUEL Equipment System

11/1/2019

Milwaukee is excited to announce the launch of its new MX FUEL Equipment System! 

MX FUEL™ Equipment System revolutionizes the light equipment market by delivering ...

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Webinar: Marijuana in the Workplace

11/1/2019

Employers are increasingly perplexed about how to avoid mistakes in confronting the use of marijuana by employees, on and off the clock.  

In this webinar ...

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Workplace Violence

10/12/2019

Violence in the workplace has gained extra attention in the media lately.

Shootings at large retail centers, medical professionals attacked by patients — high-profile occurrences such ...

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Continues to be Much More than Just "A Problem"

11/28/2015

Not only is distracted driving still a serious problem, it is an epidemic. With each ...

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Medical Marijuana

What is the Difference Between Recreational Marijuana and Medical Marijuana?

11/28/2015

Most people don’t realize they are usually two different strains.  As more and more ...

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IEC Con 2015

IEC National Conference Seminar Presentation Documents

11/28/2015

At the National IEC's Convention that took place last month, there were various mini ...

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Sprint Offer to IEC

Sprint Discount Program Means Contractors & Apprentices Save 18%!

11/28/2015

Save 18% with Sprint and Ring in the Holiday Savings! 

Click Here to Download Full ...

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3M Portable Labeler

Upgrade to an Easy-to-use 3M™ Portable Labeler – Free!

11/28/2015

Now, for a limited time, the 3M Portable Labeler is available free with purchase. That ...

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Reflections and Reboots

Reflections and Reboots

11/17/2015

It’s nearly December. I don’t know why it’s always a shock to ...

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Women in Trades

11/10/2015

"My supervisor called me the Triple Threat. I was early, hungry, and capable. He saw ...

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IEC Chesapeake Apprentices Recognized

Kelly M. Schulz Honors Exceptional Vets Who Entered the Workforce Through Apprenticeships

11/6/2015

This event was part of National Apprenticeship Week celebrations.

This event held by the Sec ...

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Hogan Administration Celebrates Apprenticeship Week

11/4/2015

(November 2, 2015) – Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation announcing the week of November ...

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IEC Chesapeake Annual Excellence in Safety Award 2015

11/3/2015

IEC Chesapeake encourages all of our members regardless of size to participate in the Excellence ...

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Federated Employment Practices Network

Preparing Documentation for a Termination

11/3/2015

Question: 

One of my staff went almost 7 whole days without clocking in or out ...

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Drug Testing Urine Sample

What do Companies Know about Random Drug Tests?

11/3/2015

According to an interview at a crane company, 5% of tests returned positive results in ...

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Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program

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