CEC Creates Technical Career Advancement Program to Help New Employees Learn About Technology

June 26, 2018 | CEC News

CEC Creates Technical Career Advancement Program to Help New Employees Learn About Technology
Training includes on-the-job learning combined with classroom-style instruction – while receiving a paycheck

Hiawatha, IA (June 26, 2018) – Communications Engineering Company (CEC), a nationally recognized systems and technology integrator in the Midwest, is excited to announce its Technical Career Advancement Program (TCAP). This Electronic Systems Technician Registered Apprenticeship Program officially launched on June 11, 2018 in collaboration with the IowaWORKS Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.

TCAP provides participants with employer-driven training that combines on-the-job learning with classroom-style instruction provided by CEC. Through this four-year program, Registered Apprentices earn a paycheck from Day One while learning about AV, safety and security, and structured cabling career paths. “We designed the TCAP program to be an effective career advancement vehicle to arm its participants with the skills and experiences necessary to fill highly sought after technical and project lead roles, endorsed by the Department of Labor” says Shereen Bender, CEC’s VP of People and Organizational Excellence.

CEC decided to offer the Technical Career Advancement Program to address an untapped need and train staff members to meet customers’ complex technology requirements. “Finding specialized talent is an industry-wide challenge, which TCAP helps us address,” says Rebecca Thomas, HR director for CEC.

The program also dovetails nicely with Future Ready Iowa, an initiative funded through a grant received by Iowa Workforce Development from the U.S. Department of Labor to build Iowa’s talent pipeline. Increasing the number of Registered Apprentices in Iowa is one of the goals of this grant program.

“TCAP allows us to focus on hiring the right people for our company while providing career-path training for our future leaders,” says Ryan Ringgenberg, CEC’s HR Generalist/Recruiter. “It’s a win for CEC, a win for TCAP participants, and, most importantly, a win for our customers.”

CEC’s Technical Career Advancement Program began on June 11, 2018 with its first group of participants. Interested participants should contact CEC’s TCAP Administrator, Ryan Ringgenberg at careers@cecinfo.com,  or their local IowaWORKS Center to learn more about the opportunity and application process. The application form can be found at http://www.cecinfo.com/about-cec/careers/tcap/ or www.earnandlearniowa.gov/interest.

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For more information:

Kevin Stejskal, Director of Marketing and Sales Operations
kstejskal@cecinfo.com or 319-294-9000

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