April 24, 2017 (Newswire.com) –
The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Foundation has received an in-kind training equipment donation from Schneider Electric/Square D valued at $75,453.52. This equipment will be used at the following IEC Chapter Training Centers: Northern Ohio, Central Ohio, and Atlanta.
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 game-changing support from Schneider Electric enables IEC campuses throughout the country with some of the best technology in the electrical and systems contracting industry. Together, with this tremendous support, we will ensure a stronger future for our skilled tradespeople in America.
About Schneider Electric/Square D
Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimize energy usage in markets like energy and infrastructure, industry, data centers, buildings, and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power and cooling, building management, and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency. With more than 130,000 employees in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric leverages its people diversity as a strength to understand its customers and the world we are living in.
Schneider Electric evolves in an industry tackling the most exciting challenge of our time: the energy and climate change challenge. Since 2004, the Group has created a unique business portfolio and doubled its size in terms of revenue and people, both by a strong organic growth and a selective acquisition strategy. Schneider Electric has also built a balanced footprint in terms of end-markets and geographies to be more resilient and agile in capturing growth opportunities.
For more information about Schneider Electric/Square D, visit www.schneider-electric.com.
Thank you, Schneider Electric/Square D, for all you do for the IEC Foundation and our students.
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