Posted in: Company News on 20 March 2023
Great Job, Isaiah!
Chris Chia and Isaiah Rock competed in the 2023 National Craft Championship, March 16 - 18, 2023.
Building an unknown project with a time constraint and hundreds of eyes watching can be unnerving. But Chris and Isaiah worked hard, focused on the job, and did great! We could not be prouder of these two very skilled apprentices and of the incredible job they both did on their projects.
The legend, Lloyd Evans
The competition at the National Craft Championship is skilled and formidable. But apprentices Chris Chia and Isaiah Rock have an advantage the other apprentices don't have, our Hiring and Training Administrator, Lloyd Evans.
For decades, Lloyd has worked with our apprentices and...
Posted in: Company News on 06 August 2021
Wilson - Fifteen intelligent, talented, and skilled apprentices throughout WECC competed in the annual WECC Apprentice Contest on July 30, 2021. The contest is a two-day event, with day one testing their knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and day two putting their skills to the test in a blueprint to project build.
The competition between apprentices was fierce. But when the contest ended and after the judges evaluated each apprentice's booth, Zachery Bulker earned first place.
You can view the full coverage of this year's apprentice contest on our Facebook page's 2021 WECC Apprentice Contest's Photo album.
The apprentice program at Watson...
Posted in: Company News on 18 February 2020
Watson Electrical Apprentice Timothy Amerson has come a long way since being hired in May of 2015. A native to Wilson, NC, Amerson joined Watson Electrical a few years after leaving the US Army, where he served as a M1A1 Abrams Tank Mechanic. By the fall of 2015, he was in the Watson Electrical Apprenticeship program and at the beginning of a promising career.
Amerson found that one of the best benefits of the apprenticeship program is that you are a full-fledged Watson Employee, which means that the Watson Electrical Apprenticeship program allowed him to get paid for his work while learning his trade. Additionally, by being a veteran, he was able to benefit from the GI Bill he earned during his time in the Army.
In the apprenticeship program, apprentices attend classes or have...