Do your apprentices and craft trainees have what it takes to win the national title of ABC Craft Champion ? The 2016 National Craft Championships (NCC) is accepting competitor applications now. Intent to Compete forms for the 2016 NCC in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 1-4, are available online for ABC members and chapters now through Dec. 1. The intense two-day event will be held in conjunction with ABC’s Workforce Development Conference and feature the best craft trainees from around the country competing in 15 competitions, representing 13 crafts . Some crafts require additional planning and can accept only a limited number of competitors, so don’t delay in sending in the forms. Competitors will be accepted to compete on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2016 competition will feature the below competitions: Carpentry: Residential/Commercial Electrical: Commercial-Industrial Electrical: Residential-Commercial Fire Sprinkler HVAC Instrumentation Fitting Insulation Masonry Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Pipefitting Plumbing Sheet Metal Team Competition Welding-Pipe Welding-Structural Check out this video of 2015 NCC competitors discussing the competition and why they have pursued a career in construction. In addition, the NCC is planning a heavy equipment demonstration. Visit www.nationalcraftchampionships.org for more information.