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Powering the Industrystudents

Founded in 1996, the Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation (IECF) has provided nearly $5 million in cash and equipment to Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) training centers across the country. More that 85% of donations directly support these programs.

A Strategic Focus on the Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of electricians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. The job prospects for electricians should be very good, as many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants.

Hands-On Learning

Through IECF funding, new apprentices are given the opportunity to train to become electricians and technicians. Thanks to our industry partners, this training includes hands-on learning using the latest, high-quality equipment available. Apprentices consistently report how valuable this experience is for their education.

One Apprentice at a Time

IECF funded training provides an opportunity for individuals to succeed

• Young people seeking an in-demand career.
• Veterans returning to civilian life.
• Women in non-traditional jobs.
• The unemployed or under-employed.
• The disabled unable to secure employment in other areas.
• The disadvantaged for whom higher education may not be an option.

An IEC apprentice is not only encouraged to become the best at his or her trade, but also to learn how to manage and grow a business.