IEC Chesapeake partners with NTC

The Independent Electrical Contractors - Chesapeake Chapter (IEC Chesapeake) has partnered in a strategic alliance with National Training Center (NTC). IEC Chesapeake has chosen NTC to be their primary training provider, providing training to their members in the following major product categories: NICET, Fire Alarm, Fire Alarm Systems, Low Voltage Systems, Security Systems, Video Systems, Access Control, Residential Audio/Video, and Networking/IP. The training will be implemented in a number of ways, through NTC’s professional reference books, online self-paced training program – Training Department, and Live Webinar courses held throughout the year.

Grant Shmelzer, Executive Director of IEC Chesapeake discusses the decision, "Since it’s origination in 1957, IEC, Inc. has grown to an influential 68 chapter association representing over 3,500 electrical contractors and nearly 70,000 electrical workers. IEC, Inc. currently trains approximately 10,000 apprentices who are in the process of becoming prominent and productive electricians. IEC Chesapeake is committed to offering its members, as well as approximately 3,500 additional IEC contractor members nationwide, opportunities in order to meet their needs, as well as those needs of the industry. It is apparent that NTC has not only the very best in training available in the industry, but they also meet our ethical standards. Like IEC Chesapeake, NTC is also committed to giving industry professionals the education they need to succeed and meet the exceptional standards of the electrical construction industry. The choice to have NTC as our exclusive training provider simply makes sense. It is a win-win situation for all involved."

Bryan McLane, Vice President of NTC agrees, "Working with IEC Chesapeake is truly a pleasure and as Grant stated, it makes sense. NTC supports and respects what IEC Chesapeake does for the industry. Being a member of IEC Chesapeake has exceptional benefits that include, Workforce Training recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training, Four Year Apprenticeship Curriculum for training Industrial and Commercial Electricians, Two Year Apprenticeship Curriculum for training Residential Electrical Specialists, Two Year accelerated classroom training curriculum for field trained electricians, and now all the low voltage training they need through NTC."

The first of a series of training options presented by IEC Chesapeake and NTC begins this May with Training Department, which is an online, self-paced program designed to help you take control of your Fire Alarm training needs with convenient, demand based training.

IEC members can also look forward to a NICET Fire Alarm Level I & II Webinar course, June 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of 2010. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST). The NICET Fire Alarm preparation course is intended for anyone in the Fire Alarm Industry seeking to gain technical knowledge concerning Fire Alarm System Operations, Regulations, and Requirements for electrical Fire Alarm installers. The class will cover certification procedures and requirements, testing strategies, and NFPA code books.