Forthcoming Events
2014 IEC National Legislative Conference
19th May, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The IEC National Legislative Conference provides members with the opportunity to learn about important legislative and regulatory issues from some of the highest ranking elected and appointed officials in the country and within the industry.

As part of the Legislative Conference, IEC members will visit Capitol Hill. It is the one time of the year where you can gather with other IEC members and collectively speak directly to your Congressperson about issues which matter most to you and your business.

2014 Charity Golf Tournament
10:00 - 16:00, 10th Oct, 2014
Black Rock Creek Golf Course, 31 Ray Road, Sunnyside, WA 98944

Come on out to sunny Sunnyside for this great opportunity to get in ONE MORE nice day of golf this year! Proceeds benefit our affiliated apprenticeship program and other functions of your IEC Chapter.

Register as a foursome, pair, or individual.  Just come on out and join us.  Bring a friend, client, or general.  You’ll be glad you did!

2014 Graduation & Awards Banquet
5:00PM, 14th Jun, 2014
Red Lion Hotel, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to congratulate, reward and celebrate the Class of 2014’s completion of the classroom portion of their apprenticeship.  They have worked hard for four long years.  Give them hand!


Registration (non-apprentice): 

On or before May 30, 2014:  $40

After May 30, 2014:  $50

At the door: $75


To make a reservation, contact Cindy by phoning 425.348.9698 or via email at Cynthia@iecofwa.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information, contact Jolie@iecofwa.org or click here.

 

Top NEC Changes
12:00PM, 22nd Jan, 2014
Webinar

The 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) is now available and is incorporated into the IEC National Curriculum, so it is imperative to be informed of the top changes. Between 15 and 20 of the top NEC changes will be detailed.

Speaker: Alan Manche is the director, industry standards for Schneider Electric. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kentucky. He is a former member of NEC Code Making Panel 8 and served as a member of NEC Code Making Panels 10 and 20 during the development of the 2008 NEC. He also serves on the technical committee for NFPA 70B – Electrical Equipment Maintenance, NFPA 110 – Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and numerous UL product standard technical panels. He has served as a product design engineer with responsibility for product certification of numerous Square D product lines including panelboards, switches, and busways. Manche also serves as a Schneider Electric liaison to the electrical inspection community, providing NEC educational programs across the country for inspectors and contractors. Schneider Electric is an IEC National Platinum Partner.

2-Day 2014 Code Change Conference
7:00AM - 5:30PM, 16th Dec, 2013
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188

This conference will provide you with in-depth coverage of the most important 2014 NEC Code changes in a fun and dynamic manner. This is a ‘must attend’ program if you are an electrician, contractor, engineer, designer, or plant/facility maintenance
person.

Emerging Trends: What was ‘Hot’ in 2014?
11AM - 12PM, 10th Dec, 2014
Online
As we enter 2015, we will reflect on what 2014 brought the electrical industry. See what the hot trends were, which made 2014 so memorable.
Legs and Regs Update: Impact of the Election
11AM - 12PM, 17th Nov, 2014
Online
Join IEC’s advocacy team for this quarterly webinar as they provide insight and analysis of key federal legislative and regulatory developments that could impact your business.
Legs and Regs Update
11AM - 12PM, 17th Sep, 2014
Online
Join IEC’s advocacy team for this quarterly webinar as they provide insight and analysis of key federal legislative and regulatory developments that could impact your business.

 

Economic and Business Planning for 2015
11AM - 12PM, 20th Aug, 2014
Online
What steps could you take to enhance your overall economic outlook in the coming year? Learn how to increase your bottom line, while making a few key changes. Be ahead of the times.

 

Maximize Industry Partners
11AM - 12PM, 9th Jul, 2014
Online
There are many benefits that IEC Contractor Members receive from Indusry Partners. Hear how you can benefit from the services and programs offered by IEC’s Industry Partners.

 

Legs and Regs Update
11AM - 12PM, 11th Jun, 2014
Online
Join IEC’s advocacy team for this quarterly webinar as they provide insight and analysis of key federal legislative and regulatory developments that could impact your business.

 

Latest in Jobsite Technology
11AM - 12PM, 7th May, 2014
Online
Come learn about the many new and innovative technologies within the electrical field. Save time and money by utilizing these new devices and simple apps in your work plan. Learn how other contractors use technology to improve their efficiency.

 

Recruitment (Workforce) Outreach
11AM - 12PM, 9th Apr, 2014
Online
Development of a qualified workforce is key to a contractor’s success. Without qualified applicants seeking to enter IEC’s Apprenticeship Program, it is impossible to meet contractor workforce needs. Join IEC’s Bob Baird, as he discusses ways in which chapters can reach out to the military, veterans groups, community based organizations, educators, and student organizations to attract applicants to IEC.

 

IAEI – Code Violations
11AM - 12PM, 19th Mar, 2014
Online

With the assistance of an International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) representative, this informative webinar will highlight the top 10-15 code violations. This will give the contractor a better understanding of code violations, while avoiding future issues.
Legs and Regs Update: 2014 Outlook
11AM - 12PM, 19th Feb, 2014
Online

Join IEC’s advocacy team for this first quarterly webinar as they provide insight and analysis of key federal legislative and regulatory developments that could impact your business.
Top NEC Changes
11AM - 12PM, 22nd Jan, 2014
Online

As the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) becomes available and is incorporated into the IEC National Curriculum it is important to be informed of the top changes. Between 15 and 20 of the top NEC changes will be discussed and explored.
Healthcare – ACA
11:00AM -12:00PM, 4th Dec, 2013
Online

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a complex law with profound implications for business owners and their employees. Next year, a number of provisions of the ACA will go into effect – yet many questions remain about employers’ requirements under the law: What obligations do you have as an employer to provide coverage to your employees, and what potential penalties do you face? Will your existing plans and premiums be impacted? What tools and resources are available to small businesses to stay in compliance with the law? Join us for a discussion of the key changes, compliance mandates, and important deadlines of the ACA.
How to Source Passive Talent on Facebook
12PM, 29th Oct, 2013
Online

Don’t leave the next hire up to chance: find, attract, engage, and hire the highest quality
candidates by using Facebook for sourcing passive candidates!

Don’t Just Do It Once – Do It All Year Long
11AM, 22nd Oct, 2013
Online

David Mallon from Deloitte will share real-world examples of how to change your company culture to fully adopt a continuous approach to the performance review process.

Strategic Planning: Turning Your Game Plan into Bottom-Line Results
10:00AM, 17th Oct, 2013
Online

What is the relationship between strategic planning and business results?  Join this webcast to learn the four steps to developing a strategic plan.

Why New Leaders Often Fail to Meet Expectations: A Serious Look at the Deficiencies in Current Onboarding Approaches
12:00PM, 16th Oct, 2013
Online

Failures in onboarding practices are magnified when the new hire is in a position of leadership. Learn to avoid common onboarding mistakes and ensure successful leadership tranisitions in the future.

Hiring Gen Y: Recruiting and Retaining the Millennial Workforce
10:00AM, 16th Oct, 2013
Online

In a few short years, Millennials will account for more than half of America’s workforce.  How does one attract the top talent from this generation?

Increase Engagement & Performance with Recognition – Starting with Managers
12:00PM, 15th Oct, 2013
Online

Learn why employees who are recognized for adding value to their organizations are more engaged in their jobs and identify their organizational culture as being aligned with their own goals of performing meaningful work.

Developing Smart Leaders and Smarter Teams: How to Get the Team Unstuck to Get Results
10:00AM, 15th Oct, 2013
Online

The difference between getting stuck and producing results is the team’s mindset.  The good news is that leaders and their workforce can create significantly better results by shifting their perspective.

Transparency in Recruiting: Using Social to Get Real about Hiring
10:00AM, 10th Oct, 2013
Online

Need tips on creating a social media strategy that supports and strengthens your employment brand? Join this webcast to learn how to leverage a small team to manage social strategies and which talent sources yield the best results.

The Five Practices of Actionable Leadership in the 21st Century
10:00AM, 9th Oct, 2013
Online

Join this webcast to learn about “Out Think” leadership, the emerging traits of next-generation leadership. Learn about the new mindsets of the global leader and methods to apply these ideas in practice to drive competitive innovation.

Establishing a Social Media Recruiting Strategy
12:00PM, 8th Oct, 2013
Online

With all of the choices and selections available, how do you decide where to go, what to post and the resources to allocate to it. If the company isn’t explicitly saying and doing something with the employer brand, the firm is inadvertently sending a message to potential candidates.

Inform, Interact and Involve Your Way to Engagement
2nd Oct, 2013
Online

The way that managers and senior managers inform, interact with, and involve their employees in decisions that affect them has a direct impact on the organizational culture. Culture is one of the top drivers of employee engagement; however it can also be one of the most difficult drivers to improve. Only 33% of employees surveyed rated their organization’s corporate culture as healthy. This webcast will get you thinking differently about how to improve your culture to increase employee engagement through our “3I” model. Improving your culture could really be as simple as improving the frequency and quality of the 3I’s: informing employees about the why behind decisions, interacting with them on a personal level, and involving them in decisions that affect them. This webcast will provide you with the tools you need to develop a plan for improving your culture through the 3I’s. During this webcast, you will learn how to:

  • Diagnose your organization’s dominant culture to better understand the challenges of each culture and how to minimize them.
  • Identify how the dominant culture impacts your current practices around the 3I’s at all levels of the organization.
  • Determine what the 3I’s look like in organizations with your desired culture and how managers can use them to improve engagement.
Accounting Fundamentals II
13th Nov, 2013
Online

While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. This course will build on the knowledge you gained in Charlene Messier’s online Accounting Fundamentals course (or another introductory accounting course) to provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices.

In Accounting Fundamentals II, you’ll explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations.

If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you.

$99

Accounting Fundamentals II
13th Nov, 2013
Online

While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. This course will build on the knowledge you gained in Charlene Messier’s online Accounting Fundamentals course (or another introductory accounting course) to provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices.

In Accounting Fundamentals II, you’ll explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations.

If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you.

$99

Accounting Fundamentals
11th Dec, 2013

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

$99

Accounting Fundamentals
13th Nov, 2013

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

$99

Accounting Fundamentals
16th Oct, 2013

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

$99

Line Leakage Testing Per 60601-1 3rd Edition
8:00AM - 9:00AM, 16th Oct, 2013
Online

:: Introduction to electrical safety testing per 60601-1 3rd edition

:: Line Leakage Testing

:: Types of Line Leakage Tests

  1. Earth Leakage

  2. Enclosure Leakage

  3. Patient Leakage

Arc Flash & LV Qualified Electrical Safety Training
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8th Oct, 2013
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Low Voltage (LV) Qualified is a practical, engaging one-day seminar on NFPA 70E and OSHA electrical safety requirements.
  • Cost of training:  $350 / person *

Tuition includes:

  • Expert instruction
  • NFPA 70E-2012 Standard ($54.00 value)
  • e-Hazard student manual ($40.00 value)
  • Certificate of Completion – 8 hour**
  • Demonstrations and samples of PPE from the industry’s leading manufacturers (when available)
  • Lunch

*If registering 5 or more individuals from the same company, a $50 / person discount applies.  Please contact e-Hazard at register@e-hazard.com or call us at (502) 716 7073.

**  Certain courses are approved for continuing education credit for electricians in AK, AL, DE, FL, ID, KY, LA, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, OH, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI and WY, and courses are accepted by most states for Professional Development Hours for electrical engineers.  Contact e-Hazard for more details.

Who Should Attend?

  • Safety directors
  • Electrical contractors
  • Maintenance electricians
  • Linemen
  • Owners
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

What You Will Learn?

  • One NFPA 70E page cuts your PPE training by 75%.  This one concept can fool-proof and simplify your PPE approach.
  • Two Common places for an Arc Flash
  • Three misunderstood NFPA 70E concepts
  • Four fixable things you don’t know about your electrical system that could wreck your plant
  • Seven Electrical Safe Work Habits
  • Full, practical understanding of the NFPA 70E and great ideas from trainers who have implemented it!

Why Should I Choose e-Hazard?

  • Our Trainers are Experts – The quality of our training begins with our staff — experienced instructors who helped write the standards critical to your protection.
  • Concept-based Training – All e-Hazard training materials are designed to enhance the adult learning process on key electrical safety concepts. Our expert team & adult education specialist focus on key concepts that challenge and stick.
  • Content & Schedulinge-Hazard classes can be customized and we provide flexible scheduling for your on-site classes.
IEC National Convention
8:00AM - 10:00PM, 25th Sep, 2013
Portland, OR

Join members of the Independent Electrical Contractors and key leaders of the electrical and systems contracting industry at the 56th Annual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo in Portland, Oregon, September 25-28, 2013 held at the Oregon Convention Center and Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. At this premier convention for the electrical construction industry, attendees will Discover Something New to take home to their businesses or chapters.

Throughout the convention, attendees will have a multitude of educational sessions to choose from. Packed with the latest industry news and information, session topics will range from the latest industry trends to cutting-edge business management tools.

Networking is an invaluable benefit of convention attendance so be sure to compare notes with your fellow contractors between educational sessions. The information you exchange with fellow contractors could greatly affect your bottom line. There will also be many fun social events throughout the convention such as the Platinum Partner Party and the IEC Foundation Golf Tournament.

Interested in the latest products and services the industry has to offer? Then be sure to visit the action packed, two-day IEC Electric Expo. The expo brings electrical contractors together with the industry’s leading manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear directly from vendors how their latest products and services will positively increase your company’s productivity and profit margins.

We hope to see you in Portland this September. The 56th Annual IEC National Convention and Electric Expo will give you the chance to Discover Something New about the electrical and systems contracting industry and your business.

National Awards Nominations Due
5th Aug, 2013
Online

Do you have, or know of, a project, program, or product that exemplifies the highest quality of excellence within the electrical contracting industry? If so, then submit a nomination for the 2013 IEC National Awards.

The 2013 IEC National Awards commend contractor members, individuals, and chapters who go above and beyond their normal scope of work, or have achieved great accomplishments in the industry through a variety of awards such as:

  • Member of the Year
  • Industry Achievement
  • IEC Apprentice Alumni Award
  • Chapter Excellence
  • Instructor of the Year Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Awards of Excellence in Electrical Construction
  • and more!

To see a list of all the awards, download the 2013 IEC Awards Brochure.

IEC of Washington Chapter Awards
8th Jul, 2013
Check out Member News under your IEC of Washington subscription on this website.

Nominations for Chapter Awards are being taken now!  Nomination categories include:

  • Member of the Year
  • Alumni Award
  • Excellence in Electrical Construction
  • Safety Award

Get recognized for your outstanding efforts, or nominate someone.  Let’s see our members shine!

Deadline to Submit Nominations for the Chapter Awards
8:30AM - 5:00PM, 31st Jul, 2013
Washington

Today is the deadline! Get those nominations in!

Nominations accepted for:

  • Member of the Year
  • Alumni Award
  • Excellence in Electrical Construction
  • Safety Award

Nominations due by 5:00PM today.

Platt Electric Charity Golf Tournament
7:45am, 26th Aug, 2013
Pumpkin Ridge Country Club

Annually, Platt Electric Supply supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a charity golf tournament.  This year, Platt Electric will be joined by PGA Champion Bob Gilder at the beautiful Pumpkin Ridge Country Club on AUgust 26, 2013.  Tee-off is 7:45AM.  For more information, contact Lee Bowman, Director of Marketing and Trade, Platt Electric Supply

503-515-8238.

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