IDEAL Industries’ National Championship Weekend showcases electrical problem solving skills


The work of electricians lights up our cities and keeps the lights on at home. And yet, the US Labor Department reports a growing shortage in electricians across the country with a potential gap of more than 70,000 in the next six years as baby boomers retire. Top competitors from all over the country recently came together for the IDEAL National Championship Weekend in a showcase of electrical and problem solving skills.

Missed out on Ideal Industry’s Championship Weekend action? Sycamore’s very own IDEAL Industries produced a 30 minute television special that captured the experiences of the people who competed in the 2017 IDEAL National Championship weekend. This Special tells their stories and relays the beauty of this competition.

Check out their video series, which includes the TV Special that highlights the stories of these elite tradesmen and women in their quest for the top prize. Plus you can watch mini-episodes that look into the lives and careers of some of the elite Pros and Students/Apprentices hoping for the trade’s top honor of National Champion.

If you’re interested in joining this incredibly important and influential trade visit BLS Occupation Outlook Handbook – ElectriciansExploring the Trades – Becoming an ElectricianLearn How to Become an Electrician and Cappex – Electrician Scholarships for additional resources or to get started.

Also, visit to see their product lineup and learn more about how IDEAL equips and supports electricians.

The video below and at describes how the top national competitors competed in Disney World for $500K in cash and prizes. Watch the video now, below!

Championship Weekend TV Special from IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC on Vimeo.


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