23rd Annual NC Department of Labor Electrical Apprentice Contest

Held at the NC State Fair each fall. CECA was well represented with apprentices from Watson Electrical Construction,
Starr Electric Company, Hinson Electric and Bryant-Durham Electric Company

CECA Member Apprentices took 5 of the top 10 Places
1st Michael Claar of Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC
2nd Kevin Hartley of Starr Electric Company in Raleigh
3rd Christopher Januzys of Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC
5th Robert Alan Cash of Starr Electric Company in Raleigh
10thRicky Traywick of Hinson Electric
 
Christopher Januzys of Watson Electrical
Construction Co. placed 3rd in
the competition

Watson Electric Company celebrated having the
1st and 3rd Place winners - Left to right, Alex Brink,
Don Sick, Craig Myers, 3rd Place winner
Chris Januzys, Jerry Bass, Ikey Huffman,
1st Place winner Michael Claar, Tom Headlee,
Bill Starling, Greg Smith, Lloyd Evans,
Rick Johnson and Brian Mobley

Michael Claar of Watson Electrical celebrates
winning the competition with his daughter,
Sophia, who is 2 ½ years old.

Cherie Berry, NC Commissioner of Labor
with winning apprentice Michael Claar
and Steven Troxler, NC
Commissioner of Agriculture.

2nd Place Kevin Hartley of
Starr Electric Raleigh

Ricky Traywick of Hinson Electric placed 10th in
the State Electrical Apprentice Competition.

Robert Alan Cash from Starr Electric Co. in
Raleigh placed 5th in the competition

Michael Clarr of Watson Electrical
Construction Co., was the 1st Palce
Winner of the competition.

The Watson folks were thereto support
their apprentice contestants. Rick Johnson,
Ikey Huffman, Greg Smith, David
Garren, Jerry Bass and Craig Myers

Chris Januzys of Watson Electrical
Construction placed 3rd in the
State Competition.

Ricky Traywick of Hinson Electric won
10th Place at the Apprentice Contest

Robert Alan Cash of Starr Electric in
Raleigh placed 5th in the competition

Justin Jacob of Starr Electric Co., The
Ind-Com Group in Charlotte, NC

John Pridgen of Bryant-Durham Electric
working during the hands-on portion of
the Apprentice Contest

Johnny Mostellor of Starr Electric Co.,
The Ind-Com Group, Charlotte

Mike Cravens of Starr Electric in Greensboro.

Matt Helms of Hinson Electric works on
the hands-on portion of the contest

Ron Hinson (center) with his apprentices
Ricky Traywick and Matt Helms of Hinson
Electric in Monroe

Kent Barfield, of Starr Electric with his wife
Marsha, and her son, Kevin Hartley. Kevin is
also employed by Starr Electric and he
placed 2nd in the NC Apprentice Contest.

Brian Graham of Bryant-Durham Electric
works on the hands-on project during the
contest

Kevin Barrett from Starr Electric,
Greensboro

Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry
presents First Place to Michael Claar of
Watson Electrical. As the winner, Michael
won numerous prizes including a
generator donated by National Power
and cash and other items.

Robert Alan Cash works during the
hands-on portion of the contest.

Kevin Hartley won 2nd place in the contest.

Steven Troxler, NC Commissioner of
Agriculture and Cherie Berry, NC
Commissioner of Labor, presented
the prizes


1st Prize in the Contest was a generator
donated by National Power.


Chris Januzys and Mike Claar, both of
Watson Electrical Construction, working
during the hands-on portion of the contest.