J-Berd is proud to announce that our very own, Jacob Hanson, competed in and won first prize at the 41st Annual AFSA National Apprentice Competition at the Bellagio in Las Vegas!
Jacob was one of the seven apprentice finalists selected from the nation in the first phase of the competition! Being selected as one of the finalists, he went on to phase II of the competition which was held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV.
Phase II consisted of another written exam followed up with the four-hour timed, live, practical installation competition. The practical installation had each finalist measure, cut, thread, glue and groove materials to complete a complex mini-system per provided drawings which was judged on three areas: accuracy, craftsmanship, and safety. The scores on the practical installation were combined with the scores on the written test to determine the winner.
Jacob was announced as first place winner at the awards ceremony! Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment!