Camosun trade students bring home the hardware

Jake Schuttinga earned gold in the carpentry competition at the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition

Camosun’s Jake Schuttinga stands atop the podium after taking top spot in carpentry at the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition.

Camosun College South Island Partnership student Jake Schuttinga showed off his golden carpentry skills at the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition held in Moncton, N.B. earlier this month.

Colin Hosakawa, a plumbing and pipe trades apprentice, won silver in the sprinkler systems category.

Schuttinga has competed in numerous competitions and has been coached by his secondary school woodwork teachers Joel Evans and Trevor Royle as well as by Camosun instructors Al Van Akker and Derek Smith. This year, he completed the dual-credit carpentry foundation program at Camosun College. He currently works for Road’s End Contracting.

Hosakawa is a member of UA Local 324 currently working for Cascade Fire Protection Ltd. He previously won gold at the B.C. provincial competition.

It was a banner year for the whole Skills Team B.C. who brought home 26 medals, with nine gold, seven silver and 10 bronze – a result that secured second overall in the country for medal count.

The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, over 500 competitors from all regions of Canada participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich farm stands can stay open

Council amending bylaw to allow for temporary use permits

Greater Victoria’s first BC Cannabis Store could open at Saanich shopping centre

Store application for Uptown Shopping Centre headed for public hearing

Study looks at feasibility of Vancouver Island abattoir

South Island Prosperity Partnership funds study looking at local meat processing

Royal B.C. Museum reopens in phases, some galleries remain closed to start summer

Victoria museum and archives open first galleries June 19

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in weeks

Good news comes despite 11 new test-positive cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

BC Corrections to expand list of eligible offenders for early release during pandemic

Non-violent offenders are being considered for early release through risk assessment process

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Fraser Valley driver featured on ‘Highway Thru Hell’ TV show dies

Monkhouse died Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

Island city cancels plan for homeless camp; exploring alternative option

The plan heard strong objection from neighbouring residents and businesses

B.C. visitor centres get help with COVID-19 prevention measures

Destination B.C. gearing up for local, in-province tourism

36 soldiers test positive for COVID-19 after working in Ontario, Quebec care homes

Nearly 1,700 military members are working in long-term care homes overwhelmed by COVID-19

Most Read