Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao has awarded Tice Electric Co., Portland, Ore., with the Eve Award for excellence in equal opportunity programming. The company received the award at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19.

The company established an employee-based infrastructure to assist apprenticeship program participants overcome crises. The program helps to ensure employees complete apprenticeships and reach their career goals in spite of adversity. The company was also recognized for its efforts in training and the community.

Tice Electric Co., employs approximately 100 people and provides construction, remodeling, service work, telecommunication, high-voltage line work, and other specialized services for industrial and commercial clients.