Egan Company

Employee Receives Top Apprentice Recognition

September 28, 2021

Apprentices are the future of the construction industry and are valued employees at Egan Company. Every year, the South Central MN Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) program selects two apprentices to receive the “Apprentice of the Year” award.  Honored recipients are selected based on program attendance, participation, work ethic, grades, and instructor recommendations. The award winners receive a trip to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Annual Convention to further their industry knowledge and network with contractors and others.  

Among the 39 upper-level apprentices in the program, Egan’s own Matt Auringer was selected to receive this top honor and will proudly represent our Company and the South Central MN JATC at the NECA Convention in October in Nashville, TN. 

“Matt always has a super positive attitude and is a joy to have in class. I’ve witnessed his strong work ethic in the labs and his excellent test scores. He’s definitely a perfect candidate for Apprentice of the Year.”

-Apprenticeship Instructor Daniel Goodew with the South Central MN JATC

When asked what the recognition meant to him, Auringer said, “Being chosen as a top apprentice is an honor and is proof that hard work does pay off in one way or another.  I was a little late to this career choice, but I’m very proud to be a part of both Egan and Local Union 343. I very much look forward to the future and continuing to provide my very best for Egan and my union.”

Congratulations to one of our own on his great accomplishment and for representing apprentices in construction! 

Auringer works with our crews in Rochester, Minn. and has been with Egan for just over 10 years.