Our first annual wine tasting was super fun and had a nice turnout. Vino 100 hosted and did not disappoint with some awesome local wines and a super pleasant atmosphere with awesome live music. This will be a tradition that Ardenti will have fun doing every year! Our amazing photographer Taylor Marie with Taylor Marie Photography was on hand to catch all of the fun! Be sure to keep on the lookout for our next wine tasting event at Vino 100 in Alpharetta Ga!
Our Valentines Date Dash 5k run in Buford Georgia was great fun! There were some great chipped times and even first time 5k runners there to start their 5k journeys! All of our runners had a great time even though it was a bit chilly for in the morning! Thanks to all our amazing runners for coming out and supporting our organization!!
Recently some of the IEC students helped with a Habitat for Humanity Build in downtown Atlanta. Madison Bledsoe, Jennifer Bramlett and Jennifer's husband Alan volunteered and dedicated a whole Saturday on this build. Madison, Jennifer and Alan had such a nice time they hope to go back in April and work on another Habitat build.
Madison Bledsoe, Jennifer Bramlett, and her husband Alan Bramlett working on the Habitat for Humanity Build in downtown Atlanta! Thanks for your hard work Madison, Jennifer and Alan!
IEC Atlanta's Students Multiple Ways of Giving and Community Outreach
Atlanta, GA- January 5, 2017- IEC Atlanta apprentices are active in this "season of giving!" Food drives and students volunteering for communities in need are some of the ways IEC helps support those in need.
The annual Food Drive spearheaded by Apprenticeship & Training manager, Lana Frye, received 573 items of food and raised $778.50. Over the past 6 years IEC students have donated 5,652 items of food, and $3,829.50 in cash! This ongoing effort has made a positive difference in the homes of many. Donations will be going to Second Helping Atlanta to help many families in need this holiday. We are extremely proud of our students' contributions.
Lana Frye's annual "Letters from Santa" campaign mailed 44 letters to children eagerly waiting to hear from Santa before his magical visit. Bringing joy to the hearts of little ones is Lana's pleasure!
Giving doesn't stop there. This year IEC Atlanta partnered with Ardenti Global Service Learning Works, a non-profit run by Jennifer Young. Ardenti gives students the opportunity to volunteer globally and locally to help communities in need. Jennifer is the wife of IEC contractor member Nick Young of Putzel, and she has a passion to give back to communities. With the recent fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Ardenti set out to help and IEC had 3 IEC apprentices and friends volunteering to travel and assist. Thank you Issac Garrett for bringing your wife and best friend to help, driving 3 hours to Gatlinburg, working for 4 hours and driving back for another 3 hours. Amazing! Also Kevin Brooks and his wife volunteered at the local lift up Atlanta extravaganza for underprivileged kids! Over the summer IEC instructor Mike Gunter donated hundreds of hours to spearhead IEC Atlanta's lab and classrooms. There are so many opportunities to give back!
IEC is a trade association for merit shop electrical contractors and offers a wide array of training programs for apprentices and experienced electricians. In addition to the electrical apprenticeship training program, IEC provides personnel referral including loan/borrow programs, and provides a broad range of informational resources for electrical contractors in Atlanta and Georgia.
For more information about IEC and its programs, contact Niel Dawson, Executive Director at 770-242-9277 or email@example.com.
Pictured left: Issac Garrett signing with Jennifer Young to volunteer! ###