November 30, 2011
CONTACT: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR
619-997-2495 or Email Gayle
Watch the promotional video here
WHAT: 10th Annual San Diego ABC Apprenticeship Craft Championship Competition
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Competition
12 noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Program & Awards
WHERE: ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust Academy
13825 Kirkham Way, Poway CA 92064 Link to map
WHO: Construction trade apprentices and craft trainees from San Diego County
WHAT: Twenty seasoned apprentices and craft trainees demonstrate their skills to win the right to represent San Diego in the 2012 ABC National Craft Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
Now in its 10th year, the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Craft Champions Competition tests the skills of the best of the best. The competition emphasizes the important role craft skills training plays in construction by evaluating contestants’ technical knowledge of their craft as well as their skill and talent.
Contestants must first successfully complete hundreds of hours of classroom training and thousands of hours of practical field experience to be eligible to compete. Apprentices and craft trainees who score high marks on the written exam are invited to participate in the skills portion of the competition to determine the San Diego local champions. Winners will advance to the national competition in San Antonio in 2012.
The San Diego ABC Apprenticeship Program has a long tradition of national winners having won 11 medals in the last nine years. Sheet metal apprentice Richard Raynor became San Diego’s fourth national Gold Medalist in 2011, making him the national champion in his craft.
Media coverage is invited. Competitors and judges will be available for interviews. For admittance into the competition, please check in with ABC San Diego staff on arrival.
About ABC San Diego
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. The San Diego Chapter of ABC represents construction and construction-related firms throughout San Diego County. To find out more about ABCSD, visit, www.abcsd.org.