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ELECTRI International Sets 2017 Challenge for NECA Student Chapters
As of June 24, 2018

Published on: 
February 6, 2017

The 9th Annual ELECTRI International/NECA Student Chapter Competition is now open. ELECTRI International and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) are pleased to announce The Green Energy Challenge (GEC) competition launch. This initiative engages university students and faculty advisors in an annual event that fosters meaningful student interaction with their community and NECA member companies.

For the technical portion of the GEC competition, each Student Team simulates all of the details of a potential project for an organization/entity within the community. GEC is not a competition in which the actual construction work is accomplished by the winning team.

The community service requirement for the competition is new for 2017. The Student Team must create a volunteer plan of interaction with the client organization and demonstrate – in the proposal – the activity and number of hours volunteered by the students towards the mission of the organization.

The registration deadline for NECA Student Chapter Teams is March 15 by 5:00 PM EDT. May 1 is the deadline for proposal submission.  An ELECTRI Jury will select three finalist teams to present oral arguments for their proposed project during the NECA Annual convention in Seattle, October 7 – 10.