IECRM COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Dear IECRM Members and Partners,
The safety of our members and apprentices is, and always will be, our top priority. The dynamic nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak requires us to be nimble and flexible in how we respond, provide member services and apprenticeship training, as well as protect our members and your employees.
IECRM is continually monitoring this rapidly changing situation, continuing to remain vigilant, and following recommended precautionary measures, protocols, and guidelines from various health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local city and state authorities.
In order to provide you with the latest information about this crisis, we invite you to check our website for daily updates and to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can rely on us to be responsible, reasonable, and responsive.
Members are encouraged to join our Weekly Online Member Forums: COVID Impacts.
This live-online weekly session will be a facilitated discussion with key safety and business leaders to discuss and answer questions among participants regarding preparedness, response, and future planning amid the COVID-19 situation. This is an opportunity to share ideas, learn from others, and consider how we are doing as an industry during this unprecedented time. A Zoom link will be distributed to those who register prior to the start of the session. We hope you can join us!
Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommendations and resources for you here. We echo their guidance, especially by actively encouraging all of our staff, members and apprentices to stay home when sick, and migrating classes and some events to online. We appreciate your partnership in carefully responding to matters of public health.
Changes to Apprenticeship Training Program
Starting the week of March 23rd, ALL apprenticeship classes moved online. Our instructors have been trained to use the Classroom Management System (CMS) for online delivery and instruction; and students and their managers have received detailed information for accessing the online system.
Tutoring offered at the Northglenn Main Campus has been postponed until further notice. We will send out communication when we are able to offer it again.
Continuing Education Classes (CEUs)
IECRM will continue offering CEUs in order to meet the State of Colorado license renewal requirements. CEUs will move to a live-online format via Zoom until further notice. If you have already registered for a CEU or professional development course, please watch your email for messages from Londell@iecrm.org for updates on scheduling and movement of classes online. You may still register for CEUs at iecrm.org/ceus.
Meetings, Events, Activities
We have suspended face-to-face meetings except via virtual tools like Zoom. As such, we also are postponing the Summit Awards Banquet. This also includes deadlines for project and individual nominations for Summit Awards. A new date has yet to be determined. If you have already submitted a nomination, thank you! It will be safely held and judged along with all entries when a new deadline for submission is set. Additionally, the Safety Awards application and judging are postponed with new dates to be decided.
Event updates at a glance:
(green = firm school dates, cannot be moved; red = in-person with social distancing; blue = moved to online)
Thursday, June 11: Virtual Career Fair
Monday, June 15: Early Bird Registration (IECRM Members Only)
Monday, June 22: Early Bird Registration (All)
Friday, June 26: Clay Shoot
Friday, July 3: Early Bird Registration Closes
Friday, July 17: Registration Closes
Monday, July 27: Orientation & Book Pick-up Week (online or in-person)
Monday, August 3: 1st week of class (online or in-person)
Thurs, August 13: Summit Awards
Thursday, September 3: Golf Tournament
Monday, October 5: Late Start orientation/ book pick up (online or in-person)
Friday, October 9: Expo & Back to School Oktoberfest Event (NEW)
Monday, October 12: Late Start classes begin (online or in-person)
Oct 26-30: National Convention
Monday, November 9: National Apprenticeship Week (might move to week of Monday, Nov. 16)
Thursday, November 12: State of the Industry Business Dinner
Friday, November 20: Student Holiday Party
Friday, December 4: Holiday Parade Party
IECRM Staffing / Office Operations:
We will be following Social Distancing or Work from Home protocols. That date may change given the constantly evolving situation and recommendations. We promise to keep you apprised of any changes in this schedule.
We know this is a stressful and unprecedented time for your business, employees, families and community. We appreciate your flexibility during this transition.
As you know, we view each and every one of you as an extension of our family and we care deeply about each of you and our community as a whole. You may contact the IECRM office by phone at 303.853.4886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns or needs we can support; and so we can provide additional information and/or respond appropriately as we continue to serve you.
Stay safe and healthy,
Marilyn Akers Stansbury
Previous IECRM Live Member Forums:
What’s NEW(s): Updates on COVID, New Executive Order and Decisions Impacting the Industry
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Workforce Development in the Time of COVID-19
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Employee Recognition during COVID, in the future, and just in time for the Summit Awards!
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Safety Forum: OSHA – Staffing Agencies & Shared Worker Documentation
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COVID ‘5 W’s:’ Workforce, Worksites, Warehouse (supplies), Waivers, and What Next!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Economic Recovery, PPP Updates, and Protecting Business Assets
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Beyond the Curve: Back-to-Business Checklist, Industry Updates, This Week’s Hot Topics and Next Steps
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Click here to view the recap of the live discussion
Click here to view the meeting recording
IECRM Member Forum RECAP: This Week’s HOT TOPICS – Reopening Our Economy and Next Steps for Electrical Contractors
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
IECRM Member Forum RECAP: IECRM Member Forum: Inspections, Licensure, and AHJ Questions regarding COVID-19
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Topic: Hear from Your Peers
Click here to view the recap of the live discussion
Topic: COVID Resources for the SBA Economic Injury Program, the CARES Act, & Labor & Employment Issues
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 07:30 AM
Topic: Emergency Preparedness: Lessons / Learning, How are We “Really, Really” with COVID-19?
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 07:30 AM
Click here to sign up to attend the bi-weekly IECRM Member Forums: COVID Impacts
March 20, 2020 – Update
March 19, 2020 – Update
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) move to a live-online delivery via Zoom
March 18, 2020 – Update
Resources for IECRM members to help navigate the impact of COVID-19
March 13, 2020 – Update
IECRM Training Schedule
Resources and COVID-19 Updates Just a Click Away
IECRM is here for you during this challenging time. Here are handy updates and links to resources for your referral:
Colorado Covid Information:
Email Colorado Department of Health COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only)
CDC Covid Information:
CDC Guidance for Businesses
National/ International Resources: