Watson Electrical Construction Company’s Annual Apprentice Contest 2017
Wilson, NC – The 23rd annual Watson Electrical Construction Company’s Apprentice Contest for 2017 was a great success with twenty-three apprentices competing for cash and prizes.
This year’s winners are First Place, David Carlton (Raleigh, NC); Second Place, James Delauney (VA Beach/Chesapeake, VA); Third Place, Wesley Sartain (Raleigh, NC); Fourth Place, Joseph Hensley (Raleigh, NC); Fifth Place, Craig Zagrocki (VA Beach/Chesapeake, VA). The safety award winner is Alfredo V. Sibilly, III (Fayetteville, NC).
Held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds, the contest included a written test of knowledge, a safety Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) inspection, and taking a project from a blueprint to its completion.
Watson Electrical sends a special thank you to all the sponsors that made the apprenticeship contest a possibility. ECK Supply donated material for contestants to use during the contest. CED, ENSCO, IDEAL, KLEIN TOOLS, SHEALY, and WOMACK donated merchandise for the top five winner’s prize packages and the apprentice contestant appreciation gifts. The HVAC equipment was donated/provided by Gregory Poole Power Systems Rental. The generator equipment was donated/provided by BlueLine Rental.
The Watson’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 their website at http://watsonelec.com or call Eric Emde, Human Resources Recruiter at 252-237-7511.