Congratulations to the 2017 IBEW Apprentice of the Year, Patrick Armet.

Patrick is from IBEW Local 570 in Tucson, Arizona where he originally worked as a cook. He realized his life wasn’t going anywhere and changed his outlook, attitude, and career.

Patrick’s friends and family describe him as an eager, driven, focused, professional, loyal, and humble person. He has loved the journey of becoming an electrician, including learning and going to school.

Jay Marr, Superintendent at Ashton Construction, IBEW Local 570, said of Patrick, “The reason he deserves it is because he doesn’t understand why he deserves it. He’s a dynamic guy, he’s willing to help anyone out, and he donates his time to the union and to other people in the community.”

Patrick won this award because he wants to be the best in everything he’s doing and that’s what makes him special.

To download the video, click here.


Kenny Cooper

IBEW International President Kenny Cooper has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was appointed International President in 2023. President Cooper creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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