October 26, 2020

2020 IEC National Apprentice of the Year Competition

The IEC National Apprentice of the Year competition was held on Thursday, October 22, and live streamed across the country. The winner and placements will be announced during the IEC National Awards Show on Friday, October 30th.

Each year, the IEC National Apprentice of the Year Competition places the top graduates from IEC chapter apprentice training programs across the country in head-to-head competition for prizes and recognition as the IEC National Apprentice of the Year. During the competition, we were able to get to know the competitors and watch as live interviews were conducted with their employer contractors, IEC National Staff, chapter training directors, A&T Committee members and partners from around the country.

IECRM’s own Ryan Slayton of Denver Water was a contestant. IECRM members are invited to watch the IEC National Awards Show together, cheer for Ryan, and enjoy lunch at our free ‘Big Easy’ Watch Party at IECRM’s Northglenn campus. Click here for details and registration.

During the competition, contestants: 

  • Took a written exam to evaluate their knowledge of electrical theory, code, materials, and installation practices. 
  • Prepared a motor logic diagram based on a written description of a field application. 
  • Demonstrated their skills in bending electrical metallic tubing. 
  • Demonstrated their troubleshooting skills by accurately diagnosing a fault in a common piece of electrical equipment. 
  • Demonstrated their job-site productivity by participating in a speed exercise in which they will install common electrical circuitry. 
  • Accurately installed electrical distribution and control circuitry utilizing customer-supplied materials, circuit descriptions, specifications, and control diagrams. 
  • Demonstrated their knowledge of safe work practices.