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Each competition consists of a written exam, typically based on the Contren® Learning Series curricula developed by the NCCER. The written exam accounts for 25 percent of the total score. Held on the second day, competitors are tested on their skills during a six hour project. This Practical Performance Test accounts for 75 percent of the total score.

In 2019, the National Craft Championships presents competitions in the following crafts:


Carpentry: Residential-Commercial


Electrical: Commercial-industrial

Electrical: Residential-Commercial

Fire Sprinkler 

HVAC

Instrumentation Fitting

Insulation

Millwright/ Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Pipefitting

Plumbing

Power Line Worker


Sheet Metal

Welding-Pipe

Welding-Structural

Commercial Team Competition

Industrial Team Competition
       

Commercial Team Competition


Four craft journey-level professionals work as a team to complete a series of craft-specific tasks focused on electrical, plumbing, sheet metal/HVAC and carpentry in a six-hour period. Journey-level professionals may have competed in a prior NCC Commercial Team Competition/Demonstration; this includes competing in the same or a different craft that makes up the NCC Commercial Team Competition. Journey-level professionals who competed as an apprentice in the National Craft Championships ARE eligible to compete, one-time only, in the Commercial Team Competition. Team competitors will not be required to take a written assessment. Controlled copies of the craft specifications and drawings will be given to the teams during orientation. No copies of these documents will be allowed to leave the competition area.

Competition Objectives

  • Demonstrate safety along with craft interdependency and teamwork;
  • Simulate working conditions where planning is critical to success; and
  • Highlight individual leadership and workmanship skills as the project is assembled and completed.







Industrial Team Competition


The Industrial Team Competition is redefined for the 2019 competition and now includes three craft journey-level professionals who work as a team to complete a series of craft-specific tasks focused on electrical, pipefitting and insulation in a six-hour period. (The competition no longer includes the carpentry or millwright crafts.) Journey-level professionals may NOT have competed in a prior NCC Industrial Team Competition/Demonstration; this includes competing in the same or different craft that make up the NCC Industrial Team Competition. Journey-level professionals who competed as an apprentice in the National Craft Championships ARE eligible to compete, one-time only, in the Industrial Team Competition. Controlled copies of the craft specifications and drawings will be given to the teams during the Tuesday afternoon Q&A session. These documents will be returned to the project manager and distributed again Wednesday morning at the beginning of the competition. No copies of these documents will be allowed to leave the competition area.

Competition Objectives

  • Demonstrate safety along with craft interdependency and teamwork;
  • Simulate working conditions where planning is critical to success; and
  • Highlight individual leadership and workmanship skills as the project is assembled and completed.




Drywall Demonstration


Metal stud framing and drywall participants will perform hands-on tasks specific to the trade. Tasks will consist of commercial methods of building, studied and performed throughout their apprenticeship and OJT training. Competitors will use metal components in the construction of wall and window systems.