Summer Edition

It’s been a busy spring and summer so far! On Friday May 4th, IEC Western Reserve celebrated the graduation of our 4th year apprentices. Congratulations to our newest graduates, we are so proud of their accomplishments over the last 4 years! Best of luck in all your endeavors.

Now that school is out for the summer, it’s time to start looking towards the 2018-2019 school year, which starts Monday September 10, 2018. We are still accepting applications for the first-year class, so anyone interested should apply via this website, by clicking the “apply now”.

In addition to accepting applications for apprenticeship, we are also accepting applications for new contractor members! Any contractor that is interested in joining IEC Western Reserve can apply via the “apply now” tab on this website to submit a contractor application!

We have many exciting events on the horizon for both IEC Western Reserve apprentices and our contractor members so remember to check this site for updates as we get closer to the start of fall!

In closing here’s a look at how in demand apprenticeship and trade jobs are  right now!


  • Some 30 million jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 per year don’t require bachelor’s degrees.
  • Seventy-percent of construction companies nationwide are having trouble finding qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America
  • Construction, along with health care and personal care, will account for one-third of all new jobs through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There will also be a need for new plumbers and new electricians.