Veteran Resources

Veterans

Recognized by Veterans Affairs

The IEC Chesapeake’s four year electrical apprenticeship program is recognized by the Veterans Affairs so veterans can receive their VA benefits.

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Earn While You Learn

Veterans Affairs offers a program that assists veterans and dependents in learning a trade or skill through participating in apprenticeship or on-the-job training. You generally enter into a training contract for a specific time and at the end of your training period you gain job certification or journeyman status. In most instances you will receive a salary from your employer while you are training.

If you are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill, REAP, VEAP, or DEA you can receive benefits from the VA in conjunction with your salary while you are enrolled in the program.  Effective October 1, 2011 Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients may also receive benefits while enrolled in apprenticeship/on-the-job training.

For more information on enrolling in apprenticeship or on-the-job training contact your local VA office or call 888-GI BILL 1-888-442-4551.

 

Career Path Development for People with Disabilities

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is significantly higher than the national average. Many people with disabilities who want to improve their lives need help making informed decisions about creating a career path that interests them and meets their individual needs. Skills training and education help to define a focus for that path.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals is dedicated to giving people with disabilities hope through their education, advocacy, and outreach programs. The IEC Chesapeake has partnered with Easter Seals, as the largest provider of disability-related services to individuals with disabilities and their families, to offer military and veterans training, apprenticeship and/or continuing education classes in the fields of electrical, solar, VDV, fire alarms and motor controls. IEC Chesapeake furthers those opportunities by providing education and training specifically in the electrical contractor industry.

For more information about our workforce development programs, contact us at (301) 621-9545 or toll free at (800) 470-3013.

Maryland Apprenticeship Ambassador Program

Events & News Feed

Events & News Feed

IEC Chesapeake to Join Forces with Hagerstown Community College this Fall - New Partnership Allows Expansion of Chapter’s Footprint

IEC Chesapeake to Join Forces with Hagerstown Community College this Fall - New Partnership Allows Expansion of Chapter’s Footprint

4/24/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 days ago

Laurel, Maryland – April 15, 2019 – IEC Chesapeake (IECC), the region’s leading electrical and renewable energy contractor association and electrical ...

How to Become a Master Electrician with IEC

How to Become a Master Electrician with IEC

4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

Becoming a Master Electrician is not easy, but reaching that summit can provide you with a lucrative career and a ...

Lunch and Learn with BENECO...It's all Good

Lunch and Learn with BENECO...It's all Good

4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

Yep! we have an AP for that- our Associate Partners at BENECO are providing a lunch and learn at IEC ...

Lunch n Learn: Lighting Protection Design

Lunch n Learn: Lighting Protection Design

4/14/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
a week ago

SAVE THE DATE!
You are invited to an educational Lunch and Learn

  • Presented By: Hicks Lightning Protection
  • Where: IEC – Chesapeake ...

Hagerstown Community College and IEC Chesapeake

Hagerstown Community College and IEC Chesapeake

4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 weeks ago

IEC Chesapeake (IECC) is pleased to announce expansion into Hagerstown, Maryland this Fall for the 2019-2020 school year, in conjunction ...

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