IEC Foundation Receives Equipment Grant From Eaton


The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Foundation has received an in-kind training equipment donation from Eaton valued at $223,220. This equipment will be used at the following IEC Chapter Training Centers: Atlanta, Austin, Central PA, Greater Cincinnati, Central Ohio, El Paso, Kentucky & Southern Indiana, Northern Colorado, Northwest Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, Oregon, and Greater St. Louis.

The IEC Foundation works with industry partners of IEC National to help secure corporate donations of materials and equipment for updating the student labs in IEC campuses on an annual basis through the IEC Foundation Equipment Grant program. To date, the Equipment Grant program has provided over $5M in new laboratory equipment to IEC career schools nationwide. These upgrades in equipment complement the world-class IEC 4-year electrical apprenticeship education program and directly benefit the hands-on learning experience of IEC students, helping to ensure that IEC produces the highest-caliber electricians in the industry.

This commitment from Eaton is crucial in elevating the ability of our IEC nonprofit training campuses across the country to educate and train the skilled workers of tomorrow. We are grateful for the partnership in paving the way for our collective future success in the electrical and systems contracting industry.

Spenser Villwock, IEC Foundation CEO

About Eaton
Eaton is a power management company that had 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. They provide energy-efficient solutions that help their customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely, and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Because of the pivotal role they play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products they manufacture to their dedicated customer service and support, they know what’s important to you.

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Thank you, Eaton, for all you do! 

About IEC Foundation
Founded in 1996, the IEC Foundation has provided nearly $5 million in cash and equipment to IEC training centers across the country. The Foundation seeks to support not-for-profit organizations to create opportunities introducing and guiding men and women to successful and satisfying careers in the electrical and communications industries through Equipment Grants for use by local training and education centers. 

Source: Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation


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