Union County Building Code Enforcement Director Mark Griffin has received the 2021 North Carolina Electrical Instructor of the Year Award. The award was presented during the 93rd Annual Electrical Institute meeting in Raleigh, an event that recently returned after two consecutive cancelations due to the pandemic. The event includes workshops and discussions to educate participants on electrical construction standards and practices.
Each year, the NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors recognizes a qualified instructor within the industry who has been nominated. Nominations were submitted by continuing education students who were able to vote for an instructor they believe is worthy of special recognition.
“To have my name even mentioned in a conversation concerning electrical instructors is humbling,” said Griffin. In 2021, Griffin taught approximately six classes comprised of several inspectors and/or electrical contractors. When seeking a potential award nominee, the State Board looks for an instructor who is dedicated, highly skilled and inspires others to learn.
“Mark has a wealth of knowledge that he generously shares with his team and his students in the classes he teaches,” said Brian Matthews, Assistant County Manager. “We are grateful for his commitment to teaching and influencing those who are looking to grow in this particular field.”
Griffin is the 19th recipient of this prestigious state award. He has worked for Union County Government for more than 24 years.
“Our employees are our greatest asset,” said County Manager Mark Watson. “We are grateful for professionals in our community, as well as industry experts at the state level, to recognize their significant talent and contributions as well.”
The NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors is the agency that is responsible for the administration and regulation of electrical contracting in North Carolina. The Board reviews applications, administers exams, certifies qualified individuals, issues licenses, and regulates individuals who engage in electrical contracting within the state.