Branham Electric congratulates Matt Souders on graduating from the Independent Electrical Contractor’s 4 year apprenticeship program. Matt ranked in the top ten of his class and participated in IEC of Greater St. Louis’ 2019 Wire-Off competition. “Matt is a valued member of Branham Electric,” says Tim Branham.
Matt graduated from Ritenour High School in 1999 with Tim and Candy Branham’s niece. Neither Matt nor the Branham’s realized this tidbit until Matt was included in a company Christmas Toy Drive blog photo last December. Angie, Tim’s niece, called Tim asking why Matt Souders was in the photo. Tim explained, Matt is one of Branham’s apprentice electricians. Just another example of how small our world really is!
“Matt brings a great attitude to his job. He’s been with Branham Electric since January 2018 and has been a great addition to our team. Besides always having a positive attitude, Matt works hard, is ready to lend a helping hand, likes a challenge, has lots of ambition and sets his sights high,” says Tim Branham. Matt graduated from IEC as a certified US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training journeyman electrician. Matt’s next goal is to receive his IEC Certified Professional Electrician’s certification which distinquishes those certified as being the “cream of the crop” in the electrical industry.
Matt is pictured above with his wife Jackie who is a special ED teacher in St. Charles. Matt and Jackie have two sons who keep them very busy. Matt has a professional DJ company, enjoys playing guitar and spending time with family and friends.
Congratulations Matt on a job well done!
IEC Offers Great Electrical Training Opportunities
If you’re a high school graduate looking for a career path, an electrical career is worth considering. Here’s what an electrical career offers:
- An average electrician’s salary is $54,520
- Today’s demand for electricians is double the demand for all other jobs
- You graduate debt free
IEC, and merit shop electrical contractors, offer the opportunity to earn while you learn. IEC offers a 4 year US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training program that lets you work during the day as an electrical apprentice and go to school one night a week. You graduate as a DOL certified journeyman electrician.
As an electrician, you control your own destiny. An electrical career puts cutting edge technology in your hands and places you in one of today’s most in demand occupations. You’ll be on path the lead the teams that builds tomorrow.
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