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NJ IEC Opens Electric Apprentice Training & Education Center

New Jersey Independent Electrical Contractors Opens Federally Approved Apprentice Training Center

NJ-IEC Education and Training

Cranford,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) July 9, 2019

DATE: July 2019                                                                   CONTACT:  Lynne Hovanec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   Executive Director


New Jersey IEC Opens Electrical Apprentice Education and Training Center


East Brunswick, NJ – The New Jersey Independent Electric Contractors (NJ-IEC) is pleased to announce that it has opened a new electrical apprentice education and training center in East Brunswick, NJ.

In December 2017, the New Jersey Department of Education, followed by the Department of Labor, approved the opening of the NJ-IEC Apprentice Training School. In April 2019, the first class of apprentices completed year one of the program and are moving ahead to year two in September.  Registration for year one classes beginning in September 2019 is now open.

The new educational institution is proud to be the first privately run 4-year electrical apprentice school in New Jersey. There is a critical shortage of skilled trades and NJ-IEC has risen to answer the call for their members and the electrical industry.

“NJ-IEC is the premier electrical contracting association in the State of New Jersey. We are looking forward to having a very successful apprentice program, utilizing the Federally approved IEC curriculum. Completion of a 4-year DOL approved apprentice program is now mandatory as a condition of licensure and for public work” said Lynne Hovanec. Students graduating from this world class apprentice program not only have zero student debt, they are also eligible for 41 ACE college credits with an average estimated value of $40,000.

Spenser Villwock, CEO of Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) National stated “New Jersey IEC is a leader in building success for electrical and systems contractors in the state.  The Chapter will provide world-class apprenticeship education to advance the skills of growing professionals and the companies that they work for.  The entire nation of 3,500 IEC members in over 50 local campuses lifts a glass to celebrate the christening of NJ-IEC’s new training and education center.  The contracting industry and people of New Jersey will greatly benefit from this top-notch school now and long into the future.”

For more information on the IEC electrical apprentice program and how you can enjoy a rewarding career in the electrical industry, visit or


New Jersey IEC is a trade association working aggressively with the electrical and systems contracting industry to establish a competitive environment for the merit shop – a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition and economic opportunity for all.
Interested in sharing your expertise by becoming an Instructor? Help train our industry’s future electricians!

Lynne Hovanec
New Jeresey Independent Electrical Contractors
Executive Director


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