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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 for more information.