by Jillian Follert, durhamregion.com
Several Durham College students recently won big at the largest skilled trades competition in Canada.
The Ontario Technological Skills Competition gave students a chance to face off against the best of the best in more than 60 skill areas.
Durham College student Adam Leadbetter, 23, scored a gold medal in the Industrial Mechanic Millwright category.
“I was pretty pumped, I was ecstatic,” he says. “This is awesome to put on your resume.”
His section of the competition involved designing and building a cascading pneumatic circuit on a short timeline.
It may sound daunting to those who aren’t familiar with his trade, but Mr. Leadbetter says using the skills learned through his apprenticeship, made it “pretty straight forward.”
This year’s competition in Waterloo saw more than 2,100 elementary, secondary and post-secondary students compete in front of 20,000 spectators.