IECRM Delivers a Cutting-Edge Online Apprentice Program via WizIQ
Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) is the Rocky Mountain chapter of IEC, the second largest chapter of a trade association in a national network including nearly 70 other IEC affiliates across the United States. For over 30 years, IECRM has been the leading electrical and renewable energy contractor association in Colorado.
Besides being a trade association, IECRM is also an educational institution offering a four-year Electrical Apprentice Training Program to high school graduates interesting in joining the workforce as electricians. The apprentice program entails 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training and 288 hours of classroom training. IECRM also offers a continuing education program for licensed electricians and professionals in the industry.
To help remote students as well as those employed full-time with an electrical contractor take weekly evening classes, IECRM launched a live online program. An expert IECRM instructor would simulate the traditional class and deliver an interactive session online. IECRM began teaching online using Windows Live and, later, WebEx. However, due to the limitations of the platforms, they began looking for a versatile eLearning solution that allowed them to create multiple teacher accounts, pool all course materials in a digital content library, and hold live sessions via a powerful virtual classroom.
IECRM eagerly switched to WizIQ in 2013, realizing that it met all their needs. Since then, IECRM has leveraged WizIQ’s world-class e-learning solutions to:
• Create multiple teacher accounts
• Deliver unlimited classes in the WizIQ Virtual Classroom
• Upload multimedia courseware like presentations, Word documents, PDFs, and more
• Manage courses and learners on the cloud-based WizIQ LMS
• Record all live classes for viewing and download
• Co-brand their virtual classroom
IECRM has delivered more than 1,000 successful live sessions on WizIQ. Their online program is looked upon throughout the nation as a cutting-edge model—leading the way into the future of effectively meeting contractors’ and students’ learning needs. With WizIQ as its eLearning partner, IECRM now plans to become the largest IEC chapter in the country.
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