2015 National Craft Championship
News Release: Watson Electrical takes 1st and 3rd place at the 2015 ABC National Craft Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jesse Babington, Charleston Division, finished in 1st place and took home the gold medal. Russell Johnson, Raleigh Division, finished in 3rd place and took home the bronze medal. Both competed in the Electrical: Commercial/Residential competition that ended on March 6th. Both are also prior winners at the state and local levels. Russell was the First Place winner at the 2014 North Carolina Department of Labor Electrical Apprenticeship Competition at the NC State Fair in Raleigh last fall, which qualified him to compete at the ABC National Competition. Jesse finished 1st at the 2014 Charleston Electrical Contractors Association contest.
The National Craft Championships are composed of apprentices from all over the country competing in twelve different competitions representing 10 crafts over two days. The competition covers both a written exam and a practical hands-on performance test.
Congratulations to Jesse, Russell, their trainers, co-workers, managers, support staff, and supervisors who made this event a success!! Also a big thank you to Lloyd Evans who worked with both Russell and Jesse preparing them for the contest!