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IEC Georgia Welcomes Coastal Electric of Georgia, Inc.

IEC Georgia Welcomes Coastal Electric of Georgia, Inc.
Welcome Coastal Electric of Georgia, Inc., to IEC Georgia.  Coastal Electric of Georgia is owned and operated by William Robert Adams and Robbie Jones.  The company is new; being in business just a year, but it is backed with over 20 years of experience in the electrical trade.  Coastal Electric of Georgia does commercial, multi-family and residential work in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.  They are located in the Savannah area, but Coastal Electric of Georgia has quite a growing span.

William Robert Adams and Robbie Jones believed it was time to branch out on their own, and create their vision of what it means to be highly trained electricians.  They pursue this goal with a current staff of 4 employees, extensive knowledge of the industry, and of course the resources of IEC available to them.  William Robert Adams says, “IEC offers the education for their journeymen and a work-share program, which are the main reasons for joining.”  By joining IEC Georgia, Coastal Electric of Georgia is positioning its self for aggressive growth and a secure place in the industry.  IEC is pleased to be part of such a promising future!

To find out more information on Coastal Electric of Georgia, Inc., email William Robert Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to

Coastal Electric of Georgia, Inc.
1018 US Hwy 80 W. Suite 106
Pooler, GA 31322
912-348-3061 fax

Meet John Sykes, IEC Georgia’s New Columbus 1st Year Instructor

Meet John Sykes, IEC Georgia’s New Columbus 1st Year Instructor
IEC Georgia has a new 1st year instructor for its Columbus, Georgia apprenticeship class.  John Sykes of Alexander Electric is a 2010 IEC graduate, and a past student of the currently celebrated Ralph McDaniel, an IEC instructor who has served IEC for 49 years.  John has worked with Alexander Electric for 6 years as an electrician, and 2 years prior with Columbus Power; so he has had some time to hone his skills in the field.

John Sykes is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with students in the upcoming Columbus class this January.  He comes from a family of educators, so you can say teaching is in his DNA.  So it makes sense that when he first heard of the position, John viewed the possibility of becoming an IEC instructor as a “golden opportunity.” 

John’s strategy for his class entails offering more than the structured theory.  He plans to be more hands-on with this 1st year class while applying the already accomplished IEC exceptional curriculum.  He plans to give his students a hands-on edge to learning in the electrical industry.

Todd Hawkins, IEC training director, selected John and expressed that John’s engaging energy was one of the key factors in his decision to bring him onto the IEC teaching staff.  “I appreciate graduates of the program returning to where they were first developed into electricians, and ready to do the same for future talent.  We are glad to have him aboard.” stated Mr. Hawkins.

As stated previously, IEC Georgia is starting its 1st year class in Columbus in January of 2015, so now is an excellent time to enroll your workers.  Email Todd Hawkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure spots for this January session.  Mr. Sykes is ready to create Journeypersons!

IEC Georgia is Now Hiring Experienced Electricians with New Online Resume Service

IEC Georgia is Now Hiring Experienced Electricians with New Online Resume Service

NowHiringExperiencedElectriciansIEC Georgia has many contractor members in need of experienced electricians right now!  Finding qualified workers is a major challenge, and IEC adds yet another option for its members to acquire the best workers for their jobs.  Experienced electricians can register with our FREE online resume service, and gain access to top IEC electrical contractors in Georgia.

IEC Georgia’s New Online Resume Service is easy to access from our website,  The applicant will select the Training/Events tab and then select Electrical Industry Resume.  Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years of experience to apply.  The completed resume is submitted and held in IEC’s database for 62 days; and is accessible to IEC Contractors throughout Georgia.

IEC Georgia’s online resume is for candidates located outside of the metro Atlanta area.  Columbus, Augusta, Savannah, Albany, Valdosta and Macon, experienced electricians, this is for you! 

IEC’s goal is to help recruit the best and train the best to help its members achieve their goals!  If you are an experienced electrician looking for employment with top Georgia, IEC Contractors, the online resume service is a perfect start for you to be connected with the best in the industry!

IEC Georgia Holds 2014 Valdosta IEC Apprenticeship Graduation

IEC Georgia Holds 2014 Valdosta IEC Apprenticeship Graduation
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IEC Georgia’s Valdosta graduation was held Thursday, September 25th at Mom and Dad’s Italian Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia.  IEC graduates were celebrated by family, friends, employers and IEC staff on their completion of a 4 year journey to becoming trained and experienced Journeypersons!  Guest speakers were Tom Stalvey, CEO of Ace Electric and Bobby Stalvey, President of Ace Electric.  IEC Training Director, Todd Hawkins was on hand to “MC” the graduation ceremonies. 

IEC instructor, Reuben Bennett of XY Technologies guided this class through the process and now 4 more IEC graduates are prepared to excel in the electrical industry.  The 4 graduates and employees of Ace Electric are; Joseph Montgomery, Tavaris Sharp, Eric Uneless and Jacob Young.  Congratulations gentlemen on a job well done.  In addition to completing the program, there were two students earning the Academic Achievement Award, both maintaining a GPA of 93.75 percent.  Extra kudos to Joseph Montgomery and Eric Uneless for completing the program with excellence!

IEC Georgia is proud of all the Valdosta graduates and honored to celebrate with them on this occasion.  

Pictured left to right; Instructor, Reuben Bennett, Tavaris Sharp, Ace Electric CEO Tom Stalvey, Jacob Young, Eric Uneless, Ace Electric President, Bobby Stalvey, and Joseph Montgomery



IEC Ignites the Interest of the Brightest Minds

IEC Ignites the Interest of the Brightest Minds

skillsusa2013On March 21st through the 23rd, the IEC Atlanta/Georgia chapters participated in the 2013 Construction CareerExpo and SkillsUSA competition, held at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). IEC views this event as a chance to ignite the interest of the brightest minds to the electrical industry, and encourage the growth of a qualified workforce pool.

Over 6,000 people attended this event from both high schools and technical schools throughout the state. Many students graduating in the next few months can fill the current needs of IEC members because they are young and can be molded to meet IEC contractor members' expectations. The CareerExpo also lays the groundwork for the industry's future needs by creating a pipeline of connections that leads to IEC members and their business staffing needs.

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