Blazer Electric Supply Company, Colorado Springs, CO, held its 10th Annual Blazer Benefit Golf Tournament at Bear Dance Golf Club in Larkspur, CO on July 28, 2022.
A total of $35,000 was raised to support the local training initiatives of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). A total of $244,250 has now been raised to support scholarships, tools, training materials and equipment.
Both apprenticeship programs equip the prospective students with the skills and knowledge necessary to have a successful career in the electrical construction trade. The goal of the local IEC program is to recruit and prepare a skilled labor force to meet the needs of Colorado electrical contractors. The program provides training and certification to candidates of all technical and non-technical vocations, regardless of affiliation to an apprenticeship program or other training program. As a result, IEC candidates become union electricians or journeymen who can provide valuable professional services to Colorado electrical contractors.
Last year donations and fundraisers from the benefit were able to help provide scholarships for more than 30 Southern Colorado Students to finish out the 2020/2021 school year.Blazer Electric Supply is ranked #93 on Electrical Wholesaling's 2022 Top 150 ranking.