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The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the second annual National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated November 14-18, 2016. As you recall from last year’s inaugural kick off of this event, IEC chapters coast-to-coast hosted celebratory events in their campus locations to feature their apprenticeship programs.

Receiving an IEC National Award is a tremendous achievement. Members and chapters are encouraged to take advantage of this significant opportunity for visible and tangible recognition. Be appreciated by your peers for your many accomplishments.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:22

Women in the Construction Industry

Workforce leader, WorkforceGPS, recently hosted a webinar titled "Best Practices in Retention and Supportive Services for Women in the Construction Industry."

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:18

US Congress Held Hearings on Overtime Rule

In June 2016, Congress held hearings on the impact the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule governing overtime pay will have on businesses.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:16

Who Wants to Make a Difference? You Do!

In an effort to keep the issues that impact your IEC members in front of the members of Congress, IEC is convening an “In-District Policy Conference” this August.

The application process for the September apprenticeship class has closed. Applications will be accepted for the January class from August 2nd until December 1, 2016. Applications will be taken Tuesday through Thursday at the IEC office from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:02

From the President

Former IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter past president Allen Pennington passed away July 20th at the age of 82. Allen was an integral part of IEC from 1968 when he established Pennington Electric, Inc. He was very active in the chapter and served as President in 1980.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:10

How do I pass my urine drug test?

What??? A 64-year old man and his son hatched a plan to sneak a condom filled with urine into a drug-screening test. The father and his son, 30 years-old, face charges, according to court records. The father is charged with furnishing drug-free urine, and his son is charged with possessing an instrument of crime and furnishing drug-free urine.

It’s not too late to get training for your employees to fill skills gaps. Our chapter is partnering with Tarrant County College, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and Texas Workforce Commission for a grant to do just that.

Monday, 11 July 2016 20:05

Risk Management that Measures Up

Ineffective risk management could give you plenty of wrong things to measure. We live in a measurement-focused society: how many; how far; how fast; how much more, or less, than last year. Popular thought often asserts that if it’s not measurable, it’s not a worthwhile goal. How can you justify spending time and money on something you cannot prove or quantify? On the surface, that may not be easy, but consider the following:

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