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April 2024

As your IEC president, I cannot emphasize enough the significance of hearing Charlie Cook, the esteemed founder of The Cook Political Report, speak at the upcoming IEC Policy Conference. With over three decades of experience in political analysis, Charlie will prepare attendees for the U.S. elections and trends. I believe his expertise will empower us to better understand the political landscape, enabling us to advocate more effectively for IEC. Make sure you register today!

I encourage those who missed the member townhall to watch the recording. During this session, IEC brought updates on legislative and regulatory issues, marketing developments, growth initiatives, and more. I hope that you prioritize our next quarter townhall – more information to come.

I am excited about the changes we’ve made to SPARK: The Electrician’s Expo this year. Recognizing the diverse community of the electricians across the U.S., we are ready to bring inclusivity and unity within our industry. Registration opens May 6, 2024 – I encourage all of you to take advantage of the early rates and register.

Don’t miss out on the 2024 IEC Safety Summit, taking place from August 20-22 in Milwaukee, WI. Establishing a top-tier safety culture for your business is crucial, and at this summit, you’ll gain invaluable insights into best practices and policies. Plus, enjoy an exclusive tour of Milwaukee Tools headquarters. Registration is now open, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

I also want to take a moment to express my gratitude to the IEC Foundation for their incredible contributions to our association. The IECF’s dedication to funding grants, scholarships, and programs not only grows the electrical and systems contracting sector but also ensures that all students have equal access to education, apprenticeship, and training opportunities.

We must continue to be ONE IEC! You represent the best in this industry, and there is strength in unity! #WeAreIEC

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  • IEC Policy Conference: June 10 – 12, 2024, Washington, D.C.
  • Skills USA: June 24 – 28, 2024, Atlanta, GA
  • ASCA: July 13 – 16, 2024, Kansas City, MO
  • IEC Safety Summit: August 20 – 22, 2024, Milwaukee, WI
  • SPARK 2024: October 14 – 16, 2024, Tampa, FL
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Register for IEC Safety Summit!
Registration is now open for the 2024 IEC Safety Summit, taking place from August 20-22 in Milwaukee, WI. Register here.
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Learn About the IEC Policy Conference Keynote! 
Join us from June 10-12, 2024 in Washington, D.C. and hear from Charlie Cook, founder of The Cook Political Report and esteemed political analyst for the National Journal. Read more about Charlie and register here.
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Senate Passes IEC-Supported Joint Employer Resolution

On April 10, the United States Senate passed a Joint Employer Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res 98) with a 50-48 vote. IEC sent a letter in advance of the vote urging senators to support the resolution, which would nullify the recent “indirect” or “potential” control standard for determining a joint employer relationship enacted by the National Labor Relations Board. The measure now heads to President Biden’s desk, which IEC anticipates him to veto.

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IEC Foundation TopGolf Tampa

This year our IEC Foundation SPARK event will be held at TopGolf Tampa on October 13, 2024. There are very limited opportunities for VIP Golf Bays and Bays with extra seating for those who register early. 

Please use and share the link to sponsor, register, and skip the line by purchasing raffle tickets in advance: https://www.iec-foundation.org/Top-Golf-Tournament-Raffle-Tickets

We hope that you, your chapter members, and friends can attend our biggest fundraiser of the year again this year! There is a prize package being awarded to the IEC chapter with the most attendees. Thank you all for your continued support of IECF grants, scholarships, and programs!

If would like to donate a basket, live auction, or raffle item please contact us via email at: foundation@iec-foundation.org

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National Electrical Safety Month
As May approaches, the IEC is preparing to actively engage in National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). This annual campaign serves as a reminder of the importance of electrical safety in both residential and commercial environments.
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May is Mental Health Month
As we gear up for National Electrical Safety Month, it’s important to acknowledge another significant observance during May: Mental Health Month. The world is constantly changing and it can be overwhelming at times. Mental Health America is bringing awareness and providing resources to encourage comfortable discussions around mental health.
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2024 Apprentice Essay Contest Winners
Out of 167 essay submissions this year, five contestants rose to the top with their incredible stories of how becoming electricians changed their lives. Congratulations to our 2024 winners!
Grand Prize: Zachary Stillings | IEC Central Ohio | Settle Muter Electric
First Place: Jacob Hunt | IEC Pennsylvania | Gettle, Inc.
Second Place: Sergio Lua Garcia | IEC Pennsylvania | DeRock Electric
Third Place: Isaac Ayala | IEC San Antonio | CRI Electric, Inc.
Fourth Place: Nateur Dennis | IEC Pennsylvania | REMCO, Inc.
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Nominations Are Open!
Celebrate excellence in the electrical and systems contracting industry with the prestigious 2024 IEC Awards! From outstanding chapters to dedicated partners and contractor members, these awards recognize remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment. Don’t miss the chance to honor those who have made significant contributions to advancing our field. Submit your nominations now and join us in applauding excellence at SPARK 2024 in Tampa, FL!
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 IEC Instructors Seek Excellence

Electrical contractors seeking to build their workforce know where to turn when looking to train a new hire — the IEC Apprenticeship Program. With its proven curriculum and outstanding instructors, it’s a recipe for success.
IEC’s Instructor of the Year Paul Lozoya is featured in the March / April 2024 issue of Insights magazine. Completing the IEC Dallas Apprenticeship Program while working with Masters and Associates led to great positions, including a seven-year stint as an electrical inspector for the City of Dallas. In March of 2023, Paul returned to IEC Dallas as training director and instructor. Read about his stellar work with students in Paul Lozoya: Relate Class Lessons to Life Situations.
Enjoy the full issue, and send your article ideas to Managing Editor Lynn Valastyan.
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