Each year, ABC of Iowa hosts an annual construction Craft Championships at the Iowa State Fairgrounds’ Varied Industries Building. The event features over 29 apprentices from across Iowa competing for state honors in electrical, HVAC, Plumbing & sheet metal.
Apprentices qualify for the state competition through exemplary scores on a written test. Craft Championship competitors place in the Top 10 of their respective fields’ testing. The first-place winners continue on to the National Craft Championships Competition. First and second place in each category are also awarded tools and other prizes.
Both the state and national competitions were called off this year due to the safety concerns surrounding COVID, but we know how hard these students have worked to be the best of the best so we still wanted to recognize those who qualified for this year’s state competition.