The 2019 Apprentice of the Year(AOY) schedule has been set! Our apprentices work year round to perfect their crafts and become the best at what they do. Don’t miss an opportunity to see IEC’s most talented and skilled compete against each other and themselves as they test their speed, efficiency, and strength.


2019 Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, October 1st

All Day – Arrive in Saint Louis, MO

Wednesday, October 2nd 

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Breakfast #

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         Apprentice Orientation (9 a.m.–10 a.m.) #

                       Ladder Diagram Contest (10 a.m.-11 a.m.) #

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Lunch and Lottery #

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Written Test #

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.           Material Check and Order of Competition #

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           Welcome Reception (Off-site) +

Thursday, October 3rd

6:30 a.m.                            Breakfast for Competitors #

7:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.           Board Setup and (4) Troubleshooting Contest                                                                                            (Greenlee Booth) +          

11:00 p.m.–11:45 p.m.         Lunch  #

11:45 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Briefing

12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.           Hands-On (Wire-Off) Competition and Vendor Activity +

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.           Judging and Vendor Activity

Friday, October 4th

6:30 a.m.–7:15 a.m.             Breakfast for Competitors #

7:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.           Productivity Challenge, Conduit Bending Contest and                                                                               Vendor Activity +

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.           Amped Up Luncheon +

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.            Apprentice Competitors in Competition Area on                                                                                        Expo: Takedown and debrief #

7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.          Platinum Partner Party +

Saturday, October 5th

7:30 a.m.                            Breakfast +           

2:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.            Awards Gala Dress Rehearsal #

5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.            President’s Reception & Awards Gala +


# Only the competitors (no guest or spouse allowed)

+ Guest and partner welcome


2018 Apprentice of the Year Winner

Mike Lempka
Good Electric Service
IEC Rocky Mountain

2nd Place
Grant Evans
King's Electric Services
IEC of Greater Cincinnati

3rd Place
Nathan Devine
IEC San Antonio 

Meet All of Our 2018 IEC Apprentice of the Year Competitors 


Premier Sponsor:


Conduit Bending, Productivity Challenge, and Troubleshooting Exercise Sponsor: 


Written Exam and Volunteer Sponsor:

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