Blazer Electric Raises Record Funds for Apprenticeship Programs

Blazer Electric Raises Record Funds for Apprenticeship Programs

Blazer Electric Supply Company proudly hosted its 11th Annual Blazer Benefit Golf Tournament on July 27, 2023, at Bear Dance Golf Club in Larkspur, Colorado. This year’s event witnessed overwhelming support from individuals and companies, resulting in a record-breaking total of $40,000 raised to bolster the local training initiatives of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC).

Thanks to the generosity and dedication of participants and sponsors, a cumulative sum of $290,250 has now been raised to provide crucial support for scholarships, tools, training materials, and equipment in both apprenticeship programs.

The IEC and JATC apprenticeship programs play a pivotal role in nurturing the skills and knowledge necessary for a thriving career in the electrical construction trade. With a primary focus on recruiting and preparing a skilled labor force to meet the evolving needs of Colorado’s electrical contractors, the local IEC and JATC programs offer training and certification opportunities to candidates from diverse technical and non-technical vocations. Through these initiatives, aspiring individuals become accomplished electricians or journeymen, enabling them to deliver valuable professional services to the region’s electrical industry.

In 2023, the contributions and fundraisers from the Blazer Benefit Golf Tournament facilitated scholarships for more than 30 Southern Colorado students, helping them successfully complete the 2022/2023 academic year.

Trevor Blazer, General Manager of Blazer Electric Supply, expressed his commitment to the community, stating, “As the heart of Southern Colorado’s electrical supply industry, we embrace our responsibility to uplift the community. The Blazer Benefit Golf Tournament not only provides scholarships but also ignites passion and ambition in those embarking on a career in the Electrical field. We extend our deepest gratitude to all the individuals and companies who join us year after year to sponsor holes and donate generously. Together, we pave the way for bright futures, bridging the gap between apprenticeship and rewarding careers in the electrical trade.”

Participating individuals and companies had the opportunity to sponsor holes, while players generously donated funds for advantages on the course, such as purchasing mulligans or utilizing a golf ball gun. The funds raised through these endeavors significantly contribute to the tuition funds, assisting students in their pursuit of a fulfilling career in electrical work.

A special thank you to our following sponsors:
Title: Casey Bergquist, Inc., Atkore, Ideal Industries, Legrand, Milbank, Priority Wire and Spike
Master: Eaton Corporation, Electrical Lines / Service Wire, Ewing Foley Inc., Southwire Company, and The Lighting Agency
Journeyman: ASA Electrical Solutions, Burndy, Hubbell Wiring Devices, Illumination Systems Inc., i-Pro Martin, MH Lighting, Milwaukee Tool, and Omni Cable
Apprentice: C. Wright & Associates, CET & Associates, Diode LED, Highland Sales, Keystone Technologies, Mountain States Agency, Nora Lighting, Picoma Industries, Satco, and The Lighting Group

Blazer Electric Supply Company looks forward to continuing its tradition of empowering the future workforce, fostering community growth, and making a positive impact on the electrical industry.

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