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2019 IEC Apprentice Essay Contest

The Contest

IECCon18-SpnsrOpps-12.jpgIEC is seeking short stories (narratives) from apprentices in their final year of an IEC Apprentice Training Program. Submissions must be typed and not exceed 250 words. 

Topics

The narrative must address one of the topics below:

  • What has been your favorite on-the-job project and why?
  • How do you see the residential, industrial, or commercial electrical industry changing in the next 3-5 years?
  • How has becoming an electrician changed or influenced your life?
Eligibility

The contest is open to all apprentices in their final year of an IEC Apprentice Training Program.

Prizes

IEC National will award prizes for the best narrative. The Grand Prize is a $250 Visa® gift card and four runners-up will each receive a $100 Visa® gift card. Each winning essay will be featured in the summer issue of IEC's Insights magazine.

Participation

IEC National is requesting that all IEC chapter executive directors and/or training directors encourage their fourth year apprentices to participate in the contest.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be sent with the completed application to IEC National by March 8, 2019 by email to Chrissy Skudera at cskudera@ieci.org.