2021 N.C. State Fair Apprentice Contest

2021 N.C. State Fair Apprentice Contest

When

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 - 8:00 AM to Friday, October 22, 2021 - 6:30 PM

Where

N.C. State Fairgrounds
4285 Trinity Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Register here, if you are interested in participating in one of the apprentice contests at the N.C. State Fair.

Special Note: To register for Cosmetology and Robotics contests, please contact Paul Heidepriem at paul@skillsusanc.org

The contest category and event dates are as follows:

Masonry:  Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Electrical:  Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
Carpentry: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
HVAC-R: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Plumbing: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Cosmetology: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
Robotics: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021

 

2021 N.C. State Fair Apprentice Contest

Description

Coming in October, the annual apprentice contests, hosted by ApprenticeshipNC and local sponsors. 

Contest Coordinator: Ryan McCarty
Email: apprenticeshipnc@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-7175

Apprentice Competitions: Masonry, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, HV/AC-R and Robotics

Contestants must file official entries with the contest coordinator on or before Sept. 15, 2021.

68th ANNUAL APPRENTICE MASONRY CONTEST (Bricklaying and Block Laying)

CLASS 101: APPRENTICE MASONRY CONTEST Lot 1 – MASONRY TOTAL PREMIUMS OFFERED: $1,325

APPRENTICESHIP DIRECTOR: Kathryn Castelloes

CONTEST PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Calvin Brodie, Brodie Contractors Inc., Raleigh
Doug Burton, Whitman Masonry Inc., Raleigh
Lynn Nash, N.C. Masonry Contractors Assoc. Inc., Hickory

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: NC Masonry Contractors Association
Due to entry deadline extensions by committees, some contestants, contributors, and/or sponsors may not be listed in the printed program. These will be acknowledged at the awards presentation.

COMPETITION: Limited to registered apprentices training under a program recognized by ApprenticeshipNC, who have completed less than 6,000 hours of training. Contest limited to the first 30 qualifying applicants.

ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator on or before Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, starting promptly at 10 a.m.next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.

JUDGING: On completion of the project, a masons panel will judge the competition according to an official score.

AWARDS: Awards presented Monday, Oct. 18, at 2:15 p.m.

PREMIUMS:  First Place, $325; Second Place, $225; Third Place, $175; Fourth Place, $125; Fifth Place; $100; Sixth through 10th Place, $75

Note: Social Security Numbers required at registration in order to receive premium money. Tools donated by manufacturers and suppliers will be presented to all contestants. Designed to promote interest in the skilled construction trades, the North Carolina Apprentice Bricklaying and Blocklaying Contest has become a popular annual event at the State Fair since the first such competition was held in 1954. The masonry contest dramatizes a program which the state has sponsored for the past seven decades since the Apprenticeship law was enacted by the General Assembly in 1939. Offering young people of the state an opportunity to acquire skill and proficiency in any of the skilled trades, the Registered Apprenticeship Program has turned out thousands of skilled workers. At present, over 6,000 people are receiving apprenticeship training on the job under the direction of journeyworkers, supplemented by related classroom instruction. The apprentices “earn while they learn.”

37th ANNUAL APPRENTICE ELECTRICAL CONTEST

CLASS 102: APPRENTICE ELECTRICAL CONTEST Lot 2 – Electrical

TOTAL PREMIUMS OFFERED: $1,325

APPRENTICESHIP DIRECTOR: Kathryn Castelloes

CONTEST PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Tim Norman, State Board of Electrical Contractors, Raleigh
Watson Electrical Construction Co., Wilson
CECA Carolinas Electrical Contractors Assoc.
IBEW-North Carolina 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Tenders: Northern Nash High School, Rocky Mount
Due to entry deadline extensions by committees, some contestants, contributors, and/or sponsors may not be listed in the printed program. These will be acknowledged at the awards presentation.

CONTEST PREPARATION AND PLANNING: North Carolina Electrical Apprenticeship Contest Planning Committee.

COMPETITION: Limited to registered third and fourth year apprentices training under a program recognized by Apprenticeship NC. The contest is limited to 30 qualified applicants.

ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator on or before Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, starting promptly at 8 a.m., next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.

JUDGING: On completion of the project, electrical judges will judge the competition according to an official score and electrical code.

AWARDS: (Awards presented Wednesday., October 20, 2:30 p.m.)

PREMIUMS: 1st: $325  2nd: $225  3rd: $175  4th: $125  5th: $100  6th-10th: $75
In addition, plaques will be awarded to the first place winner and to the first place winner’s employer. Tools and prizes donated by manufacturers and suppliers will also be presented.
Note: Social Security Numbers required at registration in order to receive premium money.

36th ANNUAL PRE-APPRENTICE CARPENTRY CONTEST

CLASS 103: PRE-APPRENTICE CARPENTRY CONTEST Lot 3 – Carpentry

CONTEST PLANNING COMMITTEE: Linda Rowland, CooperTools, Raleigh
Kep Paylor, N.C. Home Builders Association, Raleigh
Dean Lazaro, Network Distributors, Raleigh
Buddy Hughes, NC Homebuilders, Lexington
Tim Eldridge, ABC of The Carolinas, Chair
Tommy Chester, NF Woods Career Center 

COMPETITION: Limited to students in a program registered by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Contest is limited to the first 20 teams of two students.

ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator on or before Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, starting promptly at 9 a.m., next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.

JUDGING: On completion of the project a carpentry panel will judge the competition according to an official score.

AWARDS: Awards presented Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

PREMIUMS: 1st: $325 2nd: $225 3rd: $175 4th: $125 5th: $100 6th-10th: $75

Note: Social Security Numbers required at registration in order to receive premium money.

Tools donated by manufacturers and suppliers will be presented to all contestants. The competition is designed to promote interest among North Carolina in the skilled trades, the North Carolina Carpentry Contest has become a popular annual event at the State Fair. The Carpentry Contest dramatizes a “jobs training program” through which ApprenticeshipNC has assisted the voluntary efforts of industry to meet their needs for skilled workers. During the nearly five decades since the apprenticeship law was enacted by the N.C. General Assembly, the apprenticeship training system has offered citizens of our state an opportunity to acquire skill and proficiency in many of the skilled trades. Over the years, the apprenticeship program has turned out thousands of skilled craftworkers, many of whom have gone on to become industry and community leaders, who, along with the skilled craftworkers trained through apprenticeship, have contributed significantly to the economic growth and well-being of our state.

35th ANNUAL APPRENTICE PLUMBING CONTEST

CLASS 104: APPRENTICE PLUMBING CONTEST Lot 4 – PLUMBING

TOTAL PREMIUMS OFFERED: $1,325 APPRENTICESHIP

DIRECTOR: Kathryn Castelloes

CONTEST PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Paul Sandy, City of Raleigh
Dan Teeters, Guilford County Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector, Greensboro
Dale Dawson, State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinklers, Raleigh

Due to entry deadline extensions by committees, some contestants, contributors, and/or sponsors may not be listed in the printed program. These will be acknowledged at the awards presentation.

COMPETITION: Limited to registered apprentices in a program recognized by Apprenticeship NC, who have completed less than 8,000 hours of training. Contest is limited to the first 20 applicants.

ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator on or before Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021.

DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Friday, Oct.22, starting promptly at 9 a.m., next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.

JUDGING: On completion of the project, a plumbing panel will judge the competition according to an official score.

PLUMBING AWARDS: Awards presented Friday, October 22, at 3 p.m.

PREMIUMS: 1st: $325 2nd: $225 3rd: $175 4th: $125 5th: $100 6th-10th: $75
Note: Social security numbers required at registration in order to receive premium money. Tools donated by manufacturers and suppliers will be presented to all contestants. The Plumbing Contest is designed to promote interest among apprentices in the skilled construction trades. Apprentices training in registered programs compete on a statewide basis. This contest dramatizes a “jobs training program” through which Apprenticeship NC has assisted voluntary efforts of industry to meet their needs for skilled workers. These skilled craftworkers have contributed significantly to the economic growth of North Carolina

6th ANNUAL FUTURE PRE-APPRENTICE PRE-ENGINEERING MOBILE ROBOTICS CONTEST

CLASS 105: PRE-ENGINEERING MOBILE ROBOTICS Lot 5 – ROBOTICS

APPRENTICESHIP DIRECTOR: Kathryn Castelloes

CONTEST PLANNING:
Paul Heidepriem, SkillsUSA NC
Paul@SkillsUSAnc.org 

COMPETITION: Limited to the first 20 high school or middle school team applicants in a related curriculum.

ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator by visiting the website SkillsUSAnc.org to fill out an electronic form on or before Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, starting promptly at 9:30 a.m., next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.

JUDGING: On completion of the project,Pre-Engineering Mobile Robotics panel will judge the competition according to an official score.

AWARDS: Awards presented Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at 3 p.m.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS: Awarded based on participation and industry support. The Pre-Engineering Mobile Robotics contest is designed to promote interest in high school students in science and technology. This contest showcases the knowledge, skills, and talents of students who are learning to operate and build robotic projects and developing programs, which leads to apprenticeship careers in robotics technology and manufacturing.

18th ANNUAL APPRENTICE HV/AC-R CONTEST

CLASS 106: APPRENTICE HV/AC-R CONTEST Lot 6 – HV/AC-R

TOTAL PREMIUMS OFFERED: $1,325

APPRENTICESHIP DIRECTOR: Kathryn Castelloes

CONTEST PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Charles Price, Siemens Corp., Wendell
Bill Spidel, Mecklenburg County Mechanical/Plumbing Enforcement Dept., Charlotte
John Todaro, State Board of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinklers, Raleigh
Due to entry deadline extensions by committees, some contestants, contributors, and/or sponsors may not be listed in the printed program. These will be acknowledged at the awards presentation.

COMPETITION: Limited to registered apprentices in a program recognized by the N.C. Department of Commerce, who have completed less than 8,000 hours of training. Contest is limited to the first 20 applicants.

ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator on or before Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 starting promptly at 9 a.m., next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.

JUDGING: On completion of the project a HV/AC-R panel will judge the competition according to an official score.

AWARDS: Awards presented Friday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

PREMIUMS: 1st: $325 2nd: $225 3rd: $175 4th: $125 5th: $100 6th-10th: $75
Note: Social Security Numbers required at registration in order to receive premium money. Tools donated by manufacturers and suppliers will be presented to all contestants. The HV/AC-R Contest is designed to promote interest among apprentices in the skilled construction trades. Apprentices training in registered programs compete on a statewide basis. This contest dramatizes a “jobs training program” through which Apprenticeship NC has assisted voluntary efforts of industry to meet their needs for skilled workers. These skilled craftworkers have contributed significantly to the economic growth of North Carolina