SYCAMORE - Ideal Industries announced earlier this week that they are cancelling the 2020 Ideal National Championship electrician challenge program structure in all participating countries.
The 2021 Ideal National Championship registration will open early next year, and the 2021 Finals will be held December 15-17 in Nashville, Tennessee. In the meantime, Ideal will still be honoring and supporting the trade across a number of innovative digital competitions, national broadcast feature programs and ongoing local community support.
"We are still going to be there for the electrical community in 2020," said Doug Sanford, Senior Vice President; General Manager, Electrical and Infrastructure at Ideal. "The current environment mandates that we absolutely put the safety of all of our competitors and partners first. While we will not be coming together as we have in the past to practice, qualify and compete this year, we will be launching new innovative programs to help electricians be at the top of their craft and showcase their skillset while continuing to focus on their essential work across the globe during this pandemic.”
IDEAL will be introducing the “Stay Wired to Win” program in June, which will encourage participants across the U.S. and Canada to prepare for the 2021 IDEAL National Championship via at-home monthly challenges. Top participants will receive custom prize packages and the right to compete in a virtual national final challenge competition in November 2020. The program will also include training, technique sharing and other activities to keep electricians sparked during this pause in the traditional IDEAL National Championship program structure. The details of the “Stay Wired To Win” competition program schedule, participation and rules will be shared on idealnationals.com in the next few weeks.