VIU Carpentry students tops in Canadian skills competition

May 30, 2012 - 8:54am

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Morgan Brown, a Vancouver Island University Carpentry apprentice at the Nanaimo campus, proved he has the best carpentry skills in the country amongst his post-secondary peers.

He won a gold medal at the national Skills Canada competition held in Edmonton recently.

“This is exciting news,” said Fred MacDonald, Dean of Trades & Applied Technology. “It’s the second time in three years that a VIU student has won national gold. Jesse Chalmers, our Carpentry Chair, won gold himself in 1999. As an instructor, he has taken two of his own students to national gold.”

VIU dual credit Carpentry student Ben Perrault from the Powell River campus won a silver medal in the secondary school category.

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