State Career & Technology Centers
Starting with the Youth
IEC’s commitment to providing outstanding education and training services to the electrical, low voltage, and renewable energy industries is the foundation upon which all IEC programs are based. IEC NY understands the importance of reaching out to the Career and Technology centers in order to expose those students, who do not want to go or can’t attend college, on the option of apprenticeship.
Job Corps: Success That Lasts a Lifetime
The US Department of Labor administers Job Corps, a free education and vocational training program helping young people between the ages of 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Its mission is to teach young people the skills they need to become employable and independent.
An Alternative Education
For many at-risk young people between the ages of 16 to 24, there is a need to learn a trade in construction while working towards completing their GEDs or high school diplomas. Youth Build, a national network, started in 1978 and currently offers close to 300 programs in 46 states, Washington, DC and the Virgin Islands. It receives its primary funding from the US Department of Labor and it is administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).