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Contractor Member Benefits

 

Training, Management Education & Workforce Development

 

Nationally recognized apprenticeship training programs to develop qualified and productive employees.

  • Electrical Apprentice Program (4 years), which is approved by the U.S. Department of labor / Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training, the Veterans Affaires, the American Counsel on Education for college credits and the Workforce Investment Network.
     

  • Voice-Data-Video Apprentice Program (2 years), which is approved by the U.S. Department of labor / Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training, the Veterans Affairs and the Workforce Investment Network.
     

  • BICSI certified Training Facility that can offer BICSI certifications at a discounted price to IEC members "HERE" in Memphis. The BICSI certifications that are offered are:

    • IN225 - BICSI Installer Level II (Copper Training)

    • IN250 - BICSI Installer Level II (Fiber Training)

    • TE350 - BICSI Technician

Members' Section of the website where employment applications are kept for IEC Contractor Members to review candidates for potential employment.

 

Dozens of IEC University management education sessions at the Annual National Convention.

 

IEC University Electrical Project Management Institute offered in partnership with Purdue University.

 

Various stand-alone training programs such as NEC classes, Motor Controls classes and High Voltage Splicing training to name a few.

 

 

IEC University eCampus:  hundreds of online courses covering safety, technical issues, business skills, and more. If you are an electrical , low voltage or systems contractor in need of safety, technical or human resources training but don’t have time to spend in a classroom, then this is for you. Click on the University eCampus logo above for detailed information.


Communication Tools

 

IEC provides its members with a "Weekly IEC Update" which keeps IEC members on top of current economic trends, union activities, new legislation, and code interpretations that effect the way members do business within the Memphis area.

 

IEC INSIGHTS Magazine (published 8 times per year) addresses emerging market trends, federal government activities, contractor success stories, new product information, buyers guides, and more.

 

Mid-South IEC Quarterly Newsletter focusing specifically on the industry topics that affect contractors in the Mid-South area.

 

Annual National Member Directory in electronic format and available in print format as well. Also an online Find an Electrical Contractor search engine, which enable IEC members and the public to locate IEC contractors and associate members on the National IEC's website (www.ieci.org)

 

Annual Local Member Directory that is printed mid-year to keep the lines of communication open within the Mid-South IEC member community.  

 

National IEC "Electrical Matters" (bi-weekly electronic newsletter) keeps you current on industry issues – including Codes & Safety News and Eye on Washington

 

Members-only access to the IEC National Website provides valuable safety resource information and a variety of powerful tools to enhance your productivity and profitability


Conventions & Meetings (Member Discounts Apply)

 

Annual local Tradeshow and Expo, which gives the electrical community the opportunity to meet with Memphis area industry partners on what's new in the industry that can assist the contractors with their day to day business.

 

Annual National Convention provides opportunities for you to share ideas, analyze industry trends, and attend management & industry-related sessions.

 

Electric Expo tradeshow providing hands-on access to the latest products from the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors.

 

National Legislative Conference provides updates on legislative issues that affect your business and the greater electrical industry and gives you a chance to talk with lawmakers.

 

National Leadership Conference offers unique educational and training opportunities for IEC volunteer leadership and members


Networking & Business Development

 

Monthly Membership Meetings where all IEC members are invited to attend. At these meetings, Guest Speakers are normally present to teach the IEC members what is the most current trend in business, code, and employment law.

 

Free Legal Advice with one of the top labor attorneys in Memphis.

 

Find an Electrical Contractor search engine on the IEC website helps promote and market your company on the National IEC's website (www.ieci.org).

 

Forums enable groups of non-competing contractors to share “best practices” in a confidential atmosphere.

 

Task forces and committees allow you to work with other members on issues facing the industry and IEC.

 

Free use on the IEC's classrooms to conduct your meetings with your employees on items such as safety policies, employee benefits or even new products that are company specific.

 

Free use of the IEC's Executive Boardroom where you can conduct meetings such as; a joint venture project, managers meetings, or meet with your customers in a professional environment.

 

Codes & Safety Information & Representation

 

FREE Safety Manual for all new members (a $150 value).

 

IEC represents the industry in development of the National Electrical Code (NEC); National Electrical Safety Code; NEMA, UL, and NECA standards; and various regional and national building code conferences.

 

IEC represents the industry to OSHA, MSHA and other federal agencies regulating workplace safety.

 

IEC panel members answer your questions about codes and standards.

 

Over 75 free Toolbox Talks available in the member's section of the website to help you promote safety within your company.


Industry Partner & Affinity Programs

 

Industry partner relationships provide access to the industry’s leading manufacturers, distributors, and service companies and their newest products and services.

 

Discounts on shipping through DHL and Yellow Freight save you as much as 20% to 50%.

 

Discounted car lease/purchase and fleet maintenance/management programs through Enterprise Fleet Services and discounted business auto insurance from Allstate Insurance.

 

Nationally discounted cellular telephone service from Nextel.

 

IEC affinity credit cards at preferred rates (currently 9.9%) from MBNA.

 

 

 

Click on the below button to get the most updated list of discounts from the National IEC's Industry Partners:





 


Public Relations & Federal Government Advocacy

 

Representation of merit shop workforce issues, including state and federal employment regulations, project labor agreements, union activities (salting), association health plans, and employment discrimination.

 

Political Action Committee (PAC) and Political Educational Fund (PEF) provide advocacy support in Washington on behalf of IEC members.

 

Participation in state and federal apprentice advisory boards.

 

Industry Career Awareness Program – working with organizations (SkillsUSA/VICA) to raise student awareness of career opportunities in the electrical contracting industry.

 

Award programs that recognize excellence and achievements of IEC members at the national level.


Sale Items (Member Discounts Apply)

 

Textbooks, manuals, and videos in the areas of safety and management & workforce training.

Safety materials such as the IEC Jobsite Safety Handbook.

 

OSHA’s Construction Industry Regulations in an easy-to-read format.

 

IEC logo apparel to assist in outfitting your employees.