Trades Olympics At CNC

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Trades Olympics At CNC

It’s a tense day for more than 200 students at the College of New Caledonia. That’s because the students are taking part in what’s dubbed “Trades Olympics 2017.” Seven trades, from Culinary Arts to Heavy Duty Mechanics are represented.
It’s stressful knowing that you’re up against many other people that are doing really well,” says volunteer judge Thomas Saar, who was also a competitor in the cabinet-making class not so long ago. “But it’s fun to see what you can do in a really short period of time.”
The top two winners of today’s events will head to the Provincials in Abbotsford in April. The winner there will head to the Nationals in Winnipeg and the winner of that has the opportunity to compete internationally in Dubai.
Not only that, there are representatives from local industry taking part.
“Industry has been supportive, not only for donations of the materials for the competitions but also in judging,” says Frank Rossi, Dean of Trades at CNC. “So they’ve taken the time in their day to spend time with the students and take a look at some students who have very good skills. Scouts in the stands, very, very important.”


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