Daniel van Veen, a 3rd year Apprentice representing Team Ontario in the Precision Machining competition at Skills Canada, won the Bronze medal in a tight contest. Skills Canada was held earlier this week in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Every year, more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. By providing a forum where Canadian youth can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on work experience related to skilled trade and technology careers.
Daniel faced two four-hour challenges over two days of competition, one on the Milling Machine and the second on the Lathe. Van Veen’s advisor, Michael Reid, praised his student’s work and the rigour of the event. “Daniel’s preparation was meticulous and thorough, and the difference between gold, silver and bronze was marginal.”
Through these competitions, Skills/Compétences Canada also seeks to raise awareness about skilled trade and technology sectors to Canadian youth and their influencers. Daniel won Gold at Skills Ontario last month in order to represent Team Ontario at SCNC Winnipeg.