Brothers and Sisters:
On Friday, May 20, IUEC Local 17 honored its retirees at the annual Retiree’s Dinner at Harry’s Steak House in Independence. The last dinner was held in 2019. A large part of the evening was spent catching up on awards for service pins and Gold Cards awarded since the last dinner. For photos of the event, go to the Local 17 website, iueclocal17.org.
The golf outing originally scheduled for June 11 has been cancelled. Refunds of greens fees paid are being sent out. If you have not received your refund, contact Business Manager John Driscoll Jr at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.
At the time of printing, there are 32 apprentices in the NEIEP program with two in their final semester. Six apprentices are finishing their new hire course. The apprentices will be split between RC200 and RC700 for the fall semester starting the second week of August.
On the second week of May, the Local 17 JATC was in Providence, Rhode Island at the new NEIEP headquarters for training. NEIEP is the organization responsible for apprentice and continuing education for the IUEC. They also administer the mechanics Exam which raises apprentices to journeyman status.
Some of the conversation centered around the interview process and changes which help younger applicants score better.
NEIEP is in the middle of a total rewrite of the curriculum. Each RC unit takes approximately two years of effort by a team from across the country. The largest part of the effort is to determine the extent of the rewrite, whether a simple update is needed or the entire RC needs to be redone. Photos and graphics illustrating the concepts covered in the courses are the single hardest elements to source as many of the conventions, especially in electrical units, have changed from the source text.
The Brothers and Sisters of IUEC Local 17 send their condolences to Brothers Mike Hogan and retiree Mike Moennich whose mother-in-law Madonna McTaggart passed away May 2. Also to Business Manager John Driscoll Jr whose father-in-law passed away May 1.
As of this writing there is one mechanic on the bench.