Robert C. Stuart
Award-winning mentor teaches the next generation of electricians
Stronghold Engineering Inc.
Robert Stuart joined Stronghold Engineering as a part-time shop assistant while still in high school. Upon receiving his California Journeyman's Electrician license after completing the Associated Builders and Contractors' electrical apprenticeship program, he was promoted to electrical foreman at Stronghold. Soon after, he began instructing future electricians at the ABC program. Currently, Stuart collaborates with crews of journeymen and apprentices as well as subcontractors and other trades on projects, such as the installation of 4.2 MW of solar photovoltaic power systems for the County of Santa Clara.
An industry leader, Stuart was selected by his peers as the 2010 ABC National Instructor of the Year and the 2014 ABC National Craft Person—the only person to receive both awards. Community centered, he has also given high school students an opportunity to learn more about working in the construction industry as a volunteer for the Apprenticeship 411 program.