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There are over $25,000 in prizes up for grabs for the best apprentices across the country.

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


If you are looking for a way to compete, reach out to your local trade schools to find events.


  • The top student at each event will receive 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 wins a $1,000 scholarship and a custom Muskoka chair. Their school will also receive $2,500 worth of IDEAL tools and supplies. 
  • The overall fastest Canadian student and overall fastest Canadian IBEW apprentice will each get an additional $1,000 scholarship. 


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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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