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MHC students place in the top three at the Skills Canada National Competition

June 9, 2016

The results are in… students from Medicine Hat College (MHC) competed as part of Team Alberta at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, New Brunswick and are bringing home medals. The competitors included:  Justin Fischer, from plumbing, Tanner Tendler with the heavy equipment technician (HET) program and Ryan DeJong, a computer aided-drafting and design (CADD) student.

Fisher received a silver and Tendler took home a bronze. Both students will be considered for the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, October 14 to 19, 2017.

“We are extremely proud of our students and their coaches. They put a ton of extra time and effort into honing their skills and it paid off big time,” says Dennis Beaudoin, director of trades and technology at MHC. “This is a qualifying year for the WorldSkills so we are hopeful that both Justin and Tanner will be invited to be part of Team Canada.”

Beaudoin expressed gratitude towards the coaches who spent hours working with, and preparing the students, for these competitions. The coaches included MHC instructors Scott Stickel (plumbing), Keon Clift (HET) and Peter Kelly (CADD).

“Prior to nationals our trades department created mock models for our students to practice on, so from start to finish they were committed to seeing these individuals do well. It’s because of the commitment and time put in by everyone that our institution and our programs were showcased on a national stage. This is a win for MHC, the city and Alberta,” says Beaudoin.

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