Message from the President
Welcome to the March 2019 issue of CONNECT with IEC New England. We are excited to share our restructured monthly newsletter. Our goal is to provide our current members, future members and class attendees with a way to connect to IEC New England and their electrical industry.
In this issue, you will be introduced to member history of IEC New England as we acknowledge those Contractors and Associates that have been dedicated to our Chapter for over thirty plus years.
There is a deep history linked to the New England Chapter. Prior to 1968 we were known as CECA (CT Electrical Contractors Association). CECA was created by a select group of contractors to empower the vision of independent electrical contractors in Connecticut. This organization later joined the national organization that you all know as IEC. Many of our founding members are still active today, which conveys their dedication to this organization.
One of the major goals of IEC New England, as well as other IEC Chapters across the country, is workforce development. You don’t have to look far to find a contractor in need of hiring a few more Journeymen or training our future electricians. In 2019, IEC Chapters across the country are currently training over 12,000 apprentices. This is a growth of nearly 1,000 apprentices from 2018 alone!
We are proud to say that this year we have 19 apprentices graduating from IEC New England. They are all preparing to take the CT E2 License exam and enter the workforce as Official Journeyman. This is just one example of how IEC-NE is helping our industry. IEC-NE is also serving our industry by working with High School Career Counselors across CT to eliminate the stigma associated with trade schools.
The entire Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank all of our valued members for their continued support. We look forward to keeping you updated on all the latest and greatest in all things electrical.
Submitted by Warren Horton, Horton Electrical Services, IEC New England President