The ComEd – IBEW Local 15 Skills Competition has been rescheduled to September 19, 2020. The event will begin at 8:00AM and finish at 3:00PM at the Chicago Training Center – 3536 S. Iron St. Registration will be required. A link for participants to register will be made available later.
After a nearly twenty-year break, the competition returned last year and was a massive success. Thirty-five Local 15 members participated in the contest. About five-hundred spectators came to see the expert workers exhibit their expertise in the aerial line trade.
The day started with a color guard and our national anthem. Lunch was provided; members working in System Shops fabricated the stainless steel trophies. Ten teams of three Journeymen each from across the system competed in five events; pole climb, pole top rescue, over-the-arm tap, rope splice and hot-stick tie-wire. Five Apprentices competed in pole climb, pole top rescue, crossarm change-out and written exam events.
Events are being tentatively planned for workers in Underground and Substation Construction Department. This will be another family friendly event. Please save the date to see Electrical Workers at their finest!