Electrification Career Development Event
MONROE, Ga. – FFA members put their electrical skills to the test at the Sub-Region FFA-EMC Electrification Career Development Event (CDE). Sponsored annually by Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), the event promotes safe and efficient electrical wiring skills.
Students from Monroe Area High School, Oconee County High School and Morgan County High School participated in the contest held at Walton EMC’s Monroe headquarters. The competition begins with a wiring problem. Participants translate a wiring diagram, select the necessary wiring materials for the problem and then install a complete electric circuit.
Upon construction of the circuit, students answer problem-solving exercises based on their understanding of the National Electric Code. The students end with a demonstration before a panel of judges explaining the steps to complete an electrical wiring task.
The students were scored in three categories: problem solving, wiring and a demonstration. This year’s winners:
First – Ryan Booth, Oconee County High School
Second – Hunter Haslett, Oconee County High School
Third – Christopher Ornelas, Monroe Area High School
Other participants included Will Woodard and Michael Stephens, Morgan County High School, and Will Clark, Monroe Area High School.
Georgia’s electric cooperatives partner with the Georgia Department of Education to sponsor and host FFA Electrification CDEs across the state. FFA is a national organization of agricultural education students.
Walton EMC is a customer-owned electric cooperative, serving 125,000 accounts in 10 Northeast Georgia counties. Its subsidiary, Walton EMC Gas, serves customers statewide.