IEC Georgia Launches its Second 1st Year Apprenticeship Course in Columbus
IEC Georgia began its second 1st year apprenticeship program in Columbus earlier this week. February 18th at 5:30pm, the doors to the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center opened to 19 IEC apprentices. Students from some of the top Columbus area contractors such as Alexander Electric, Ritch Electric, and Jordan Electric, came prepared to invest in themselves, their companies and become skilled electricians.
In the weeks following, IEC instructor Brian Gardner will provide his apprentices in the basic principles, tools, blueprints, applied math, wiring methods and, other processes that trained electricians are required to know. The class will finish mid-September, but this is only the beginning of their informative four year journey with IEC. Not only does IEC’s apprenticeship program strengthen the quality of the electrical industry, but it provides the apprentices with a DOL Journeyman Certification when they complete the 576 hours of classroom training and 8,000 of on-the-job-training. IEC is a trade association for merit shop electrical contractors and offers a wide array of training programs for apprentices and experienced electricians. In addition to the electrical apprenticeship training program, IEC provides personnel referral including loan/borrow programs, and provides a broad range of informational resources for electrical contractors in Atlanta and Georgia.