Morrilton, Arkansas – Koontz Electric Company (KECI) wishes to congratulate this year’s graduating class from the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation Electrical apprenticeship program. Each graduate completed 8000 hours of on the job training, and successfully passed exams during 576 hours of classroom time. Graduates are immediately eligible to take the Arkansas journeyman electricians exam. Troy Pierce was also awarded outstanding apprentice of the year.
Koontz Electric has 54 employees currently enrolled in electrical apprenticeship training. This workforce development program is fully funded by Koontz Electric Company, and has produced 51 Journeyman, and 45 Master Licensed Electricians in our employment. 75% of our 200 plus employees are Conway County Residents. Koontz Electric embraces this commitment to training so we can adequately staff our customer’s highly demanding and technically challenging projects, coast to coast, and border to border.
From left to right, David Gray (Superintendent), Ralph Hudson (Deputy Director of Labor, with the Arkansas Department of Labor), Michael Bradley Atkinson (Superintendent), Laura Wood (ACEF), James Swaffar, Kathy Fulks (ACEF), Cory Coggins, Gary Massey (HR/Safety Director), Derrick Barger, Troy Pierce, William Berry, Keith Mason, Brian Ratzlaff, Jody Brown, Wanda Virden (KECI Instructor), Oswaldo Alverez Garcia, Richard Dold (VP-Field Operations). Not shown Jordan Beck.