Congratulations James

Branham Electric congratulates James Classen on his graduation from the Independent Electrical Contractor’s (IEC) 4-year apprenticeship program. James ranks amongst the top of his class and is a valued member of Branham Electric.

IEC’s 4-year apprenticeship program offers students an opportunity to work in the electrical field via employment with an IEC contractor member. Students go to school one night a week and work, as an apprentice electrician, full time during the day. At the end of their 4-years of study, students receive a journeyman’s electrician certification from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and receive 46-hours of college credit.

James has been with Branham Electric since 2018. As Tim Branham says, “James is a quick learner, is always ready to lend a helping hand, is a great team player, and steps up to the plate any time leadership roles are offered.” Tim continues, “James is an exemplary employee. I look forward to watching him expand his electrical knowledge and skills over the next few years. He has a bright future in our industry.”

IEC of Greater St. Louis held its graduation on June 3, 2022 at The Third Degree Glass Factory. A great time was had by all. The facility was wonderful and lent itself perfectly to providing a great atmosphere for the graduates, their family, contractors, and friends to celebrate their accomplishments.

Below are some images from the event.



Congratulations James on a job well done. 

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Your Future as an Electrician Starts Here

A career in the electrical industry offers many diverse and rewarding opportunities. Today’s cutting edge technologies continue to expand the uses of electricity, with technical expansion, society’s need for electricity continues to grow.

The electrical trade makes all this growth and technology possible. Electricians connect the world as we know it today and will be on the cutting edge of connecting the world of tomorrow. Your future in the electrical industry is bright and IEC offers exceptional training. Why consider IEC?

  • Earn while you learn, as an IEC apprentice, you work for an IEC merit shop contractor while you attend school, so you get paid to learn!
  • IEC’s programs are regarded as among the best in the industry; and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and State Apprenticeship Councils across the country.
  • Start your career debt free. Most IEC apprentices graduate debt free from their 4 year apprenticeship program as journeyman electricians. Unlike college graduates who often owe $50 to $150 thousand for their education.

Learn more, click here to energize your future with IEC.

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