IEC Announces Apprentice Essay Contest Winners

The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is proud to announce the 2017 winners of the Apprentice Essay Competition.

Fourth-year apprentices from all 50 IEC chapters were eligible to compete. Criteria for each essay included narrative that addressed one of two topics, "Who or what influenced your decision to become an electrician?" or "What industry opportunities are you most looking forward to after graduation?"

Submissions were judged on originality, creativity, conventions of print, and sincerity.  Judging was conducted by members of the IEC National Industry Outreach Committee.

IEC received a record submission this year with close to 80 total submissions. This year's winners are:

  • First Place: Levi Smith, Electric Solution, Inc., IEC Central Ohio, AEC-IEC​
  • Second Place: Tom Kocon, ANJ Electric LLC, IEC Northern OH, NOE​
  • Third Place: Elizabeth Wilcocks, Bowne Electric, CenTex Chapter IEC
  • Fourth Place: Justin Roark, Area Energy & Electric, IEC Central Ohio IEC, AEC-IEC​

The first place winner was Levi Smith, who will receive a $250 Visa® gift card. Second through fourth place winners will receive $100 Visa gift cards. Each winning essay will be also featured in an issue of IEC’s Insights magazine.

For more information on the essay contest, please contact Chrissy Skudera, Director of Curriculum Development, Independent Electrical Contractors, at 703-650-0057.

About IEC

Established in 1957, IEC is a trade association representing more than 3,000 members with 50 chapters nationwide. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, IEC is the nation’s premier trade association representing America’s independent electrical and systems contractors. IEC National aggressively works with the industry to establish a competitive environment for the merit shop – a philosophy that promotes the concept of free enterprise, open competition, and economic opportunity for all.

Source: Independent Electrical Contractors


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