Ideal Industries, Sycamore, Ill., has opened registration for the second annual Ideal National Championship. The competition debuted last year as a way to honor and showcase the abilities of electrical professionals, students and apprentices from across the U.S. Ideal is bringing it back to search for and crown new elite champion electricians, as well as award over $500,000 in cash and prizes. Registrations to compete continue through October 1, 2017.
The competition begins with a series of qualifying round events where winners (with the fastest times from each of the 63 territories) are awarded with tool kits and an opportunity to compete in ‘The Championship Weekend’ at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
In the qualifying rounds, contestants demonstrate both their mental problem-solving and physical skills across five categories through a speed test. The five skills are: pulling wire, cutting, stripping, termination and testing.