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TMCNet:  Cupertino Electric Sponsors Leading Construction Industry Student Competition

[February 07, 2013]

Cupertino Electric Sponsors Leading Construction Industry Student Competition

SPARKS, Nev. --(Business Wire)--

Engineering and construction leader Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) today announced its continued support of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition, a national construction industry event in Sparks, Nevada where college students prove their estimating and engineering skills in a real-world setting. The annual competition is in its twenty-sixth year, runs through February 9, 2013 and attracts more than 1,000 construction management and engineering students from across the United States.

"Because of the increasingly important role of electrical contracting on construction projects, students, like those attending ASC (News - Alert), are hungry for exposure to the sophisticated side of electrical contracting," said Kathy Abbott, college relations manager at Cupertino Electric,Inc. "The ASC Competition is a great way to introduce students to the career paths and experience that new employees have when joining a nationally-acclaimed organization like Cupertino Electric."

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About the ASC Competition

Any student of an ASC-affiliated school is eligible to participate in the ASC competition. Students compete intensely for honors based on their ability to survive and thrive during a simulated construction bid process-from pre-qualification to oral interview stages. During the competition, participants are judged on their project planning, design and presentation skills by a panel of experts.

This year's electrical problem, created by Cupertino Electric's own estimating and engineering teams, is open to any student team attending an ASC-affiliated university. College students representing Auburn University; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Chico; California State University, Sacramento; Colorado State University; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Oregon State University; and Purdue University (News - Alert) are participating in the "open" electrical problem.

The top three student teams receive recognition and money for their school's ASC program. In addition, the individual student participating in the "open" electrical problem that exemplifies the drive, commitment, passion for electrical contracting and shameless enthusiasm found among Cupertino Electric employees will receive a "Most Valuable Participant" award.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 58 years. CEI designs custom electrical solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, biotech, commercial, data center, education, energy infrastructure, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. For more information, visit www.cei.com.


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