Each year, hundreds of electrical apprentices enrolled in IEC apprenticeship training programs across the country will put their newly honed skills to the test in skills challenges to compete for prizes and for a spot in the IEC National Competition at the IEC National Convention. This year, the show will go on this summer for fourth-year apprentices only, with no audience, in light of the COVID-19 stay-at-home and social distancing orders. Our finalist will go on to compete in the fall at the 2020 IEC-CON!
The Annual Wire-Off Competition is a series of full-day electrical skills challenges and national competition qualifier. Competing are the ten students with the highest G.P.A. from the 4-year Apprenticeship Training Program at IECRM. The challenges consist of basic motor control circuits, line diagrams, materials and circuit installation, and more. The winning fourth-year student will compete to represent IECRM at the national competition October 28-30.
In 2019, IECRM apprentice Mike Curtis, from Integrity Electrical Solutions, placed third in the National Apprentice of the Year Award in St. Louis, continuing the IECRM tradition of placing in one of the top three positions each year. “We definitely have a national title to defend and hopefully win again this year,” says Paul Lingo, IECRM Training Director.
More details about the 2020 IECRM Wire-Off will be available in the coming weeks. Check out the IECRM website homepage for event updates.