CRAFT CHAMPIONSHIPS, HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGES & CAREER DAY 2017
On December 8th, ABC of Iowa celebrated our largest-ever Craft Championships Event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds 4H Building.
We're proud to be sending our 5 First Place winners to the ABC National Craft Championships event, held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center on Wednesday, March 21 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Please join us in celebrating these excellent competitors!
FIRST PLACE WINNERS (From L to R)
Nicholas Jones, Action Electrical Contracting, Inc.
Miguel Rios, Kline Electric
Michael Jensen, Camblin Mechanical, Inc.
Eli Hoyt, ACI Mechanical, Inc.
John Primakov, Primo Heating & Cooling
SECOND PLACE WINNERS (From L to R)
Shane Larkin, Keithline Electric, LLC
Waylon Mesplay, Shaw Electric, Inc.
Josh Pociask, All Seasons Heating & Cooling
Quincy Boas, Proctor Mechanical Corp
Ben Kyle, ACI Mechanical, Inc.
View the High School Challenge winners here.
First and second place finishers earned prizes such as tools, clothing, backpacks and cash prizes donated by ABC of Iowa supplier members and the ABC of Iowa Apprenticeship & Training Trust.
High school students enjoyed the opportunity to learn about valuable careers at the Career Day booths during the event. An invitation for our members to feature an interactive booth will be sent out in November 2018.
TRADES EXPLORATION TRAILER
This is the first year we featured our Trades Exploration Trailer at the event. Students and faculty were able to tour the trailer and catch a virtual reality job-site experience.
If you are interested in having the Trades Exploration Trailer at your local High School or event, please reach out to Ginny Shindelar at 515-985-1175.
THE STATUS OF APPRENTICESHIP IN 2018
There are 833 registered apprenticeship programs in the state of Iowa, and ABC of Iowa has the largest construction apprenticeship-training program in the state! And... we're growing!
With a record year for Apprenticeship Training & Trust, in order to accommodate the increasing trend of apprentices, ABC of Iowa has broken ground on an expansion of our Grimes Training Center. This is scheduled to open Fall 2018.
We have also leased a new facility in Davenport, IA that will have two classrooms and a hands-on training lab. This is scheduled to open Winter 2018.