Electrical Alliance Continues its Support of SkillsUSA

By Mike Miller, JATC Assistant Director

This year, 27 participants competed in the SkillsUSA residential wiring competition in our area. Fifteen competed in Virginia at the Blue Ridge Technical Center and 12 participants competed at Southern Maryland’s North Point High School. Several JATC instructors acted as judges for the competition.

The JATC provided $6,535 worth of material to construct the stalls for the competition at North Point High School and electrical equipment and wire used at both locations. In addition, the JATC provided prizes for participants. Each participant received a Milwaukee zipper pouch and 25 ft. tape measure with a Fluke noncontact tester. First place received a Kline tool kit with multi-meter tester, second place received a Kline six-piece tool kit and third place received a Greenlee screwdriver set.

The Electrical Alliance has been a long term supporter of the Skills USA which is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

About The Electrical Alliance
The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors and skilled craftsmen to provide quality products and services to customers and to set the standard for efficiency, productivity, and safety within the electrical industry. It is jointly sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local 26, IBEW. To learn more, visit News & Press or follow the Electrical Alliance on Twitter @dcelec_alliance.