Zachery Buckler - Winston-Salem Wins 2021 Apprentice Contest
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 Electrical is a four-year program designed to get you started on your electrical career. If you are interested in learning more about the apprentice program, don't hesitate to get in touch with Eric Emde, HR Recruiter.
(left to right)
- 1st Place - Zachery Buckler Winston-Salem
- 2nd Place - Michael Becchetti Charlotte, NC
- 3rd Place - Robert Schulte Wilmington, NC
- 4th Place - Mario Castillo Raleigh, NC
- 5th Place - Soon-Lai Chia Charlotte, NC
- Safety Winner Soon-Lai Chia Charlotte, NC
2021 Apprentice Contest Competitors
Front row (left to right)
- Jerod Williams – Raleigh
- Jonte Fletcher – Virginia Beach, VA
- Mario Castillo – Raleigh, NC
Middle row (left to right)
- Cleveland Goodman – Virginia Beach, VA
- Robert Schulte – Wilmington, NC
- Soon-Lai Chia – Charlotte, NC
- Zachery Buckler – Winston-Salem
- Michael Becchetti – Charlotte, NC
- Erick Salgado-Perez – Raleigh, NC
Back row (left to right)
- Matthew Brown – Virginia Beach, VA
- Orlando Trawick – Virginia Beach, VA
- Rudolph Tucker – Virginia Beach, VA
- Kenneth Brigante – Charleston, SC (Service)
- Jonathan Saint – Winston-Salem, NC
- Jose Aracena-Rivera – Raleigh, NC