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Wiring Better Futures: The IDEAL National Championship Looks to the Future in its Eighth Year

March 24, 2023

Wiring Better Futures: IDEAL Canada is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing in Canada and to celebrate they are giving back. 

IDEAL® Electrical announces the eighth season of its highly charged competition, the IDEAL National Championship. This year, under the theme of “Wiring Better Futures,” the competition is open only to electrical apprentices and will continue its footprint in the United States and Canada.

The Canadian event series, Battle of the Schools, will run starting March 20th. Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to Canadian trade schools and apprentices throughout the Battle of the Schools season.

This year, Canada is divided into six regions.  At the end of the season, the fastest student in each of the six Canadian regionswins a $1,000 scholarship and a custom Muskoka chair. Their school will also receive $2,500 worth of IDEAL tools and supplies.  The overall fastest Canadian student and overall fastest IBEW apprentice will each get an additional $1,000 scholarship.

Wiring Better Futures

If you are an educator, or union member interested in learning more, or want to host an IDEAL National Championship Battle of the Schools event at your location, you can find more information HERE. Or you can contact IDEAL’s National Championship Coordinator, Monique Hinds at monique.hinds@idealindustries.com.

Images from last year’s IDEAL National Championship:

Wiring Better Futures
Wiring Better Futures
Wiring Better Futures
Wiring Better Futures
Wiring Better Futures
Wiring Better Futures

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IDEAL National Championship Recap

Hosted by HGTV’s Chip Wade, the Seventh Elite Trades IDEAL National Championships wrapped up this Sunday in Tampa, Florida with top apprentices and pros taking home a just under $200,000 in prize money. The Canadian contingent fell short of the podium but put forth an impressive effort, as 6 of 11 Canadians made it through to the second round and two more made it through to the Semi-Finals.

Lance Giesbrecht on his 2022 IDEAL Nationals Experience

This article is a discussion with Lance Giesbrecht on his experience at the 2022 IDEAL Nationals. Lance is the owner/operator of ELG Electric out of Goderich, Ontario. He has represented Canada at the IDEAL Nationals multiple times. It was an exciting event for the Canadian contingent because this year’s IDEAL Nationals was the furthest any Canadian had made it in the event. 

David Collier on his 2022 IDEAL Nationals Experience

This article is a discussion with David Collier, who discusses his first expierence with the IDEAL Nationals as a fourth year apprentice. David is from B.C. and works out of Alberta. At the time of the competition, David was finishing his last leg of schooling for his apprenticeship. He finished in December and is currently working for a company called Global Tech.

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