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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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Third Party Speakers

Pictured is Matt Gross of One Source Associates, reviewing Pass and Seymour products with Year One apprentices.

Third Party Speakers and Why You Should Be One

1/27/2016

IEC Chesapeake’s core mission is training. We want to deliver the best prepared electricians ...

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Blue Collar article

Blue Collar, White Collar, Green Collar...are you ready?

1/20/2016

At IEC Chesapeake we are constantly looking at the health of our Members- Contractors and ...

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Sprint Offer to IEC

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Sprint Discount Program Means Contractors & Apprentices Save 22%!

1/20/2016

Switch to Sprint and get four lines for  only $23.40/month per line.

Hurry ...

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Master Electrician Preparation Class

1/14/2016

A 36-Hour class dedicated to reviewing the 2014 - National Electric Code and Electrical Calculations when ...

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Plan to attend the 2016 Construction Law Survival Seminar. Click to download the PDF.

General Contractor Risk Increases with New Virginia Law

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1/9/2016

The Virginia Code was amended effective July 1, 2015. A contract provision is now null ...

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Apprenticeship Programs Receive Federal Funding Boost

1/9/2016

Apprenticeship programs, like IEC Chesapeake’s Apprenticeship Program, which are vital in solving many key ...

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OSHA Fines Set to Increase

1/9/2016

As part of the congressional budget deal signed into law by President Obama on November ...

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Rexel Tablet Pro

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Rexel Tablet Pro

1/9/2016
Risk Management

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Risk Management: A Peek Inside Your Company Culture

1/9/2016
Siemens National Electrical Code

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Siemens National Electrical Code (NEC) 240.87

1/9/2016
GE NEC 240.87

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National Electrical Code Updates - NEC 240.87 Arc Energy Reduction

1/9/2016
Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program

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