The Safety and Training Department coordinates the AIEC’s safety program by ­providing specialized schools, safety meetings, apprentice training, etc. In addition, it provides profes­sional development and training programs for cooperative directors, management staff and employees.

Jim Miles, CLCP

Vice President of Training, Safety & Loss Control

Thad France, CLCP

Manager of Lineworker and Apprentice Development

Ambyr Crawford

Training and Safety Coordinator

Matt Clark

Safety Instructor

Terry Monroe

Safety Instructor

Levi Vogt

Safety Instructor

IEC Emergency Work Plan

The IEC Emergency Work Plan is designed to expeditiously provide personnel, equipment and materials to any electric cooperative in Illinois which needs assistance during an emergency.

To request assistance, refer to the inside back cover of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative’s current directory or call 217-241-7928.

Lincoln Land Community College Programs

The AIEC facilitates the Electrical Distribution Linemen Programs at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. Students can earn an Electric Distribution Lineman Maintenance, Associate in Applied Science degree; or an Electric Distribution Lineman Maintenance, Certificate of Achievement.  For more information contact Thad France, Manager of Lineworker and Apprentice Development at (217) 241-7931.

The Illinois Rural Electric Apprentice Program (“IREAP”) is a training strategy that combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with related electrical theory instruction. IREAP is a program of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (“AIEC”) and is offered to the AIEC’s member cooperatives and other employers who desire to have their employees educated and trained into becoming a journeyman lineman.

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