The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is a multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices across Canada. This year’s competition was held on June 4th and 5th in Edmonton, Alberta.
Three UA 740 apprentices attended this year’s competition, representing the UA Training Centre:
Daniel Chafe – Plumber
Justin Blanchard – Steamfitter/Pipefitter
Lindsay Oliver – Sprinklerfitter
Congratulations to Lindsay Oliver for winning a bronze medal in the sprinkler systems category. Lindsay also competed in last year’s competition, taking home a bronze medal that year too.
Each individual participated strongly, showcased their knowledge and dexterity, and demonstrated their dedication to the trade. Well done to all participants!
We also want to acknowledge one of our instructors, Chris Gushue, for his involvement with Skills Canada – Newfoundland Labrador. Chris sits on the Board of Directors for Skills Canada – Newfoundland Labrador. He is well-suited to the role, as encouraging, supporting, and promoting skilled trades is what he is known for. Chris is an Advanced Piping Instructor at the UA Training Centre, he has been teaching for over 15 years. He holds the titles of master plumber, steamfitter/pipefitter, oil burner mechanic, and gas fitter (A and B). Clearly, Chris has a passion for teaching and learning. He is a mentor for many people and is always eager to help anyone who is willing to learn. Thank you Chris, for contributing your time, knowledge, and expertise year after year.
For more information about Skills Canada or Skills Canada (NL) please visit their websites.