Skill Competition

2019 SkillComp Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Klein Tools, Inc.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Wisconsin Building Supply

Gold Sponsors
Pioneer Roofing, LLC
Refrigeration Installation Specialists
Werner Electric Supply Co.


Silver Sponsors
Auer Steel & Heating Supply Company
ASK Electric, LLC
Dave Jones, Inc.
DeTroye Electric Service, Inc.
Engler Electric, Inc.
Engler Services
Gilbank Construction, Inc.
K-W Electric, Inc.
L & C Insulation
McGann Construction, Inc.
Milestone Plumbing Inc.
Professional Construction, Inc.
Riverside Plumbing, LLC
Rozga Plumbing & Heating Corp.
Rozga Solutions, Inc.
Von Briesen & Roper, S.C..

Bronze Sponsors
Altmann Construction Co., Inc.
Friede & Associates, LLC
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Northcentral Construction Corporation
Sign Art Studio
Terrytown Plumbing

Friday, January 31, 2020 | Washington County Fair Park, West Bend

Now seeking competitors

You've worked hard to get to this point of your apprenticeship. Now's your chance to go head-to-head with your peers.

Each year, ABC's skill Competition is held to showcase the top ABC of Wisconsin apprentices in Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Insulating and Plumbing. It's a great event to highlight apprentices and their employers. Apprentices typically find it to be a great experience and can be one of the proudest moments of their career.

Why Compete?

You will receive 8 hours of unpaid related instruction for competing. Competitors receives a shirt and at least one prize for competing, with the top three winners in each trade receiving additional prizes. The first-place winner in each trade advances to the ABC National Craft Championship in March 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Talk to your employer or apprentice about this opportunity!

This is a unique experience for apprentices and can be a great opportunity for publicity for an employer's company.


Submit a SkillComp Nominee

Take a tour of this year's Skill Competition

Competition Details


Carpentry: 3rd & 4th Year
Electrical: 3rd, 4th & 5th Year
HVAC: 3rd, 4th & 5th Year
Plumbing: 3rd, 4th & 5th Year
An apprentice can compete at the ABC of Wisconsin Skill Competition twice, unless they've previously taken first place.


DATE: Friday, Jan. 31, 2020
LOCATION: Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095

  • 7:15-8:00 a.m.: Registration/Morning Briefing
  • 8:00 a.m. to Noon: Practical Competition
  • Noon to 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45-2:45 p.m.: Written Exam
  • 2:45-4:30 p.m.: Judging & Clean Up
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Social, Dinner & Awards


To help offset the cost of the competition, each employer is asked to pay a $125 competitor registration fee (which includes competitor meals).

Maximum Enrollments

Carpentry: Up to 10 Apprentices
Electrical: Up to 16 Apprentices
HVAC: Up to 8 Apprentices
Plumbing: Up to 8 Apprentices


Written Test: 25%
Practical Test: 75%


The competition is open for viewing, and we encourage you to invite your family, friends and co-workers. As the competition nears, more information will be provided for guests to register.

Winners & Prizes

The top 3 in each trade will be announced at the awards presentation, with the winners receiving an award and valuable prizes for our sponsors.

Unpaid Related Instruction Credit

Eight hours of Unpaid Related Instruction credit is given for ABC of Wisconsin's Skill Competition (no credit is given for the ABC National Craft Championship).

National Craft Championship

The first-place winners in each trade will get a chance to compete at the National Craft Championships (NCC) in Nashville, Tennessee, March 23-27, 2020. More information on the NCC can be found at ABC of Wisconsin covers the registration fee and hotel room for NCC, and we ask the employer to cover the cost of airfare.


Submit your Nominations Here 
Submit your Nominations Here 


Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718

Phone: 800-236-2224 or 608-244-5883
Fax: 608-244-2401