On Saturday, May 19, 2012, IECRM celebrated the 2012 IECRM Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony. Nearly 400 students, employers, dignitaries, and families came to see their graduates walk the stage for their huge accomplishment.
The IEC National Executive Vice President, Thayer Long, was the keynote speaker for the event—providing inspiring words to each one of the proud graduates. Crescent Electric Supply (CES) was the Premier Sponsor for the event and IDEAL Tools provided some great tool kits for our graduating class as the 2012 Student Sponsor. Also at the event, we recognized the Wire-Off competitors & this year’s winner, John Burnett of CDM Electric. Our Wire-Off competitors got some great prizes from Milwaukee Tools, Klein Tools, The Home Depot, and Stewart & Stevenson. Take a look at the picture set for this historic day.
The 2012 IECRM Valedictorian, Dustin Ditri, and Salutatorian, Joseph Gray, addressed their fellow graduates with two very heart-felt speeches. There were some happy tears on the cheeks of many in attendance with their thoughtful and insightful words.