About IEC Pennsylvania
A United Voice for Merit Shops
IEC Pennsylvania is a statewide chapter of the national Independent Electrical Contractors trade association. We promote the electrical construction industry through education and training, support of merit shop contracting, and promotion of the electrical trade as a career path.
We Serve Merit-Shop Members & Electrical Contractors Across Pennsylvania
- We offer paid, registered apprenticeship programs
- We offer registered pre-apprenticeships for high school students
- We provide continuing education programs
- We offer exclusive networking and appreciation events
- We advocate for the electrical contractor industry in the state capitol
To grow our industry, we are dedicated to free enterprise values, excellence in safety and quality of training, and a commitment to integrity and ethics. We strive for exceptional performance in construction, business and education.
Serving Electrical Contractors in Pennsylvania for More Than 30 Years
In 1991, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of IEC was incorporated as a non-profit trade association of merit-shop electrical contractors in eight counties in Central Pennsylvania. Through the years, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter grew to cover 20 counties in the South Central and Southwestern parts of the state, extending from the greater Pittsburgh region to the Susquehanna Valley region including the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York.
In 2022, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of IEC expanded its footprint to become a statewide chapter of the national IEC association under its new identity: IEC Pennsylvania.
IEC Pennsylvania now represents merit-shop members and independent electrical and systems contractors in all but three of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties (Beaver, Lawrence, and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania are served by IEC Western Reserve based in Youngstown, Ohio).
About National IEC
The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) was founded in 1957 as the Associated Independent Electrical Contractors of America. In 1962, IEC was granted a certificate of incorporation and in 1972, the IEC convinced the U.S. Department of Labor to adopt national pattern standards of apprenticeship and training. As a result, and for the first time, registered apprenticeship was recognized across the country for those adopting the “Open Shop” philosophy.
National IEC has grown to become an influential 51-chapter association representing over 3,500 electrical contractors and nearly 70,000 electrical workers. IEC has expanded its alliance to include over 10,000 apprentices who are in the process of becoming prominent and productive electricians.
IEC continues to expand its services to its members and remains a strong voice for independent electrical contractors on the many issues affecting the industry.
The IEC is such a great organization. The electrical apprenticeship training it provides to all ages of both women and men alike is by far best in class. Anyone even thinking about getting into the electrical industry needs to contact the IEC, you won't be sorry. They will gladly help answer any questions you may have about the apprenticeship program.- Anthony Vislusky
What I appreciate the most about the Central PA IEC is that all of the people engaged genuinely care about the organization. No great things are ever accomplished without passion. This organization possesses passion from all that are engaged. From the leader Marissa Bankert, the board of directors, the teachers, and the students. An awesome organization.- Chris Schaffer
When I started utilizing the Central PA IEC I was amazed at the amount of resources that became available to me. They have an incredibly motivated staff that work together to provide an excellent service to the industry and the communities they serve. If you're interested in the electrical industry, I highly recommend the Central PA IEC!!!!- Tim Haller
IEC of Central PA is a wonderful resource for electrical contractors in Central PA. I can attest that they have done a better job communicating, supporting, and providing insights during COVID than virtually any other construction trade organization I am aware of. IECCP does great work and should be commended.- Greg Gunn