Electrical apprentices from across the country recently competed for the industry’s National Apprentice of the Year Competition. Hosted by the Independent Electrical Contractors Inc., Alexandria, Va., the competition was held during its 44th Annual National Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas. The competition featured 19 apprentices that had previously won local competitions and progressed to the national competition, which included a written exam, interview, and a hands-on installation problem.

Larry King of Tibs Group, Decatur, Ga., representing the IEC Atlanta Chapter, finished in first place. Second place went to Jason Muller of Muth Electric Inc., Mitchell, S.D., representing the IEC Dakotas Inc. Third place went to Clinton Marks, All Phase Electric and Maintenance Inc., Tampa, Fla., representing the IEC Inc. Florida West Coast Chapter.