BATON ROUGE – The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. will host its annual high school craft competition for eleventh and twelfth grade students from Ascension, Livingston, East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Assumption and Point Coupee this Thursday at the ABC Pelican Baton Rouge Training Center. The students will compete in the areas of welding, carpentry and electrical.
“ABC Pelican’s annual craft championship is an ideal opportunity for high school students to showcase their craft and technical talents,” said David Helveston, President and CEO of the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. “We’ll be observing the competitors’ workmanship, technical understanding and safety knowledge as they vie for impressive prizes from area contractors, and of course bragging rights to bring back to their school. When you see firsthand these students’ skills and techniques, you will understand why the future of Louisiana’s construction industry is bright.”
What: ABC Pelican’s Annual High School Craft Competition for future craft professionals representing six parishes in Louisiana. The winners will take their skills to the next level, claim trophies, win prizes and have bragging rights for the year. ABC Pelican has hosted high school craft competitions for more than two decades.
Who: More than 100 local eleventh and twelfth graders training to be welders, electricians and carpenters. Students competing in the craft competitions are either nominated by their teachers or won an internal competition amongst peers.
When: Thursday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) was incorporated in 1980 and covers 52 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana. It is a diverse, non-profit, trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by promoting and protecting the Merit Shop Philosophy and the principles of the free enterprise system.
Pelican Chapter, ABC is a non-profit organization based in Baton Rouge, LA. For information on Pelican Chapter communications and media contact Erika Walter, 225-448-3348.