Watson Electrical Construction Company’s Annual Apprentice Contest 2018
Wilson, NC – The 24th annual Watson Electrical Construction Company’s Apprentice Contest for 2018 was a great success with seventeen apprentices competing for cash and prizes.
This year’s winners are First Place, Wesley Sartain (Raleigh, NC); Second Place, Tim Amerson (Wilson/Rocky Mount, NC); Third Place, James Delauney (Virginia Beach, VA); Fourth Place, Jon McMillian (Wilmington); Fifth Place, Joseph Hensley (Raleigh, NC). The Safety Award winner is Jon McMillian (Wilmington).
Contestants for the contest are from the Watson Electrical Apprentices program and come from across the eleven Watson Electrical NC, SC, and VA locations. The contest includes a written test of knowledge, a safety Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) inspection, and taking a project from a blueprint to its completion.
The top NC apprentices can go on to compete in the annual skills contest hosted at the NC State Fair in the fall which is sponsored by the N.C. Community College System – ApprenticeshipNC.
Watson Electrical sends a special thank you to all the sponsors that made the apprenticeship contest a possibility. SHEALY/Border States, Mayer, Womack, Capital Electric, Klein Tools, CED, and Ideal for the material for contestants to use during the contest and merchandise for the top five winner’s prize packages and the apprentice contestant appreciation gifts. The HVAC equipment and the generator equipment was donated/provided by Herc ProSolutions
The Watson Electrical’s Apprenticeship Program is a four-year program operating under Standards of Apprenticeship registered with North Carolina, Virginia and the U.S. Departments of Labor. If you are interested in learning more about Watson’s apprentice program, visit the Watson Electrical Construction website at http://watsonelec.com or call Eric Emde, Human Resources Recruiter at 252-237-7511.
Caption: From left to right: First Place, Wesley Sartain (Raleigh, NC); Second Place, Tim Amerson (Wilson/Rocky Mount, NC); Third Place, James Delauney (Virginia Beach, VA); Fourth Place, Jon McMillian (Wilmington); Fifth Place, Joseph Hensley (Raleigh, NC). The Safety Award winner is Jon McMillian (Wilmington).