IEC Georgia held its 2012 Columbus graduation on July 9 at the with 38 graduates, their families, and area contractors in attendance.  Sixteen graduates attained their journeyman certification and are now ready to officially begin their career as electricians. 

The celebration began with a catered buffet dinner. The graduates shared this occasion with family and friends as they listened to an uplifting speech from Jay Alexander, president of Alexander Electric.  Alexander thanked the 2012 graduates for all of their hard work and dedication to reach their accomplishment.  Alexander went on to add the importance of the support of family during this process.  This accomplishment is one to be celebrated together. 

Betsy Ritch-Reed, president of Ritch Electric and IEC board member, presented certificates to the well-deserving graduates.  David Bill of Columbus Tech College recognized the instructors and this year’s recipient of the Academic Achievement award William Foster of Jordan Electric who maintained a 94.5% average throughout the entire apprenticeship training program.  Great job William Foster, you make a tough job look easy! 

IEC appreciates each and every graduate completing the apprenticeship program, and IEC looks forward to witnessing more success they have to come.