The Road To The
National Championship


Top competitors from all over the country came together for the IDEAL National Championship Weekend in a showcase of electrical and problem solving skills. Our video series looks into the lives and careers of some of the elite Pros and Students/Apprentices hoping for the trade's top honor.

Watch the TV Special now to see all of the Championship Weekend action. 

Think you have what it takes? Register now for your chance to compete in the 2018 IDEAL National Championship.



The work of electricians lights up our cities and keeps the lights on at home. And yet, the US Labor Department reports a growing shortage in electricians across the country with a potential gap of more than 70,000 in the next six years as baby boomers retire. If you’re interested in joining this incredibly important and influential trade visit BLS Occupation Outlook Handbook - Electricians, Exploring the Trades - Becoming an Electrician, Learn How to Become an Electrician and Cappex - Electrician Scholarships for additional resources or to get started.

Also, visit to see our product lineup and learn more about how IDEAL equips and supports electricians.


TV Special 
Where Electricians Become Legends

Team Kellenberger
Professional Team

Ashly Crowley
Student/Apprentice Competitor 

Corbin Rios
Student/Apprentice Competitor 

Ariel Acosta
Aspiring Student/Apprentice Competitor

Jim Peare
Trade School Instructor