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The IDEAL® National Championship presented 'Battle of the Schools,' a competition to determine the top apprentice in Canada. Apprentices from across the country competed in qualifying events held at schools and union halls. The country was divided into six regions, and the winning apprentice in each region and their school was awarded their share of over $25,000 in cash and prizes.


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Nathan Chapman

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Daniel Ford

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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Electrical Joint Training Committee 

Daniel Ford

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ALBERTA - Medicine Hat College

Nathan Chapman

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MANITOBA - Assiniboine Community College

Derek Lamy

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ONTARIO - IBEW 804 Breslau 

Biagio Iannantuono 

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QUEBEC - Aviron

Lorenzo Losciuto

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Arezki Takherboucht



  • The top student at each event received a prize pack consisting of a Battle of the Schools t-shirt and a Tuff-Tote™ leather tool pouch. 
  • At the end of the season, the fastest student in each of our six Canadian regions won a $1,000 scholarship and a custom Muskoka chair. Their school also received $2,500 worth of IDEAL tools and supplies. 
  • The overall fastest Canadian student and overall fastest Canadian IBEW apprentice each got an additional $1,000 scholarship. 



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Get to know the stories of some electricians and apprentices from around the country, including previous IDEAL National Championship Competitors, as they work on some incredible projects that power our world. 

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Emma Becker | A Trailblazer in the Trades
In this edition of Wire to Wire, we're celebrating Apprentice Emma Becker. She's a trailblazer in the trades who not only took home the Automatic Qualifier title, but was the first female to advance to the final apprentice round at the IDEAL National Championship. Follow her journey, and see the passion and determination that drives her in this male-dominated field. 

Anthony Kovalchick | Electrician to Champion
When Anthony Kovalchick started in the trade 10 years ago, being an electrician was just a job. Now, he says, it’s more than that. In 2021, after competing for 5 years straight, Kovalchick knew he had the trophy in the bag in the competition’s final generator challenge. 





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