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Feyter Wins Gold at Skills Canada

Student follows up Alberta win with a national medal

June 7, 2011

Second-year plumbing student Jason Feyter won gold at the Skills Canada Competition this past weekend in Quebec City.

Feyter beat out competitors from post-secondary institutes from across Canada to take the top prize. He is the first MHC trades student to win a gold medal at the national level of competition.

The top three plumbing competitors were:

1. Jason Feyter, Fort MacLeod, AB

2. Geordo Matechuk, Whitehorse, YT

3. Pascal Côté, Répentigny, QC

As a reward for his hard work at the national level, Feyter received a scholarship and a box of tools, as well as a hefty-sized gold medal. Feyter qualified for nationals by placing first at the 19th Annual Provincial Skills Canada Competition in Edmonton last month.

"This is a big moment for Jason and we are all happy to be a part of it," said Danny Wilson, coordinator for the Plumbing/Gasfitting programs.

Feyter is halfway through his second year of plumbing classes with the Department of Trades at Medicine Hat College. He works for DMT Mechanical in Lethbridge and will soon become a third-year apprentice.

Medicine Hat College, as well as the department of trades, would like to congratulate Jason on his gold medal win and for representing the college so well on the national stage.