Once again the FTI had another successful result at the recent Skills BC Wall & Ceiling competition. Apprentice Kristian Anderson captured a gold medal while apprentices Matt Catonio and Joel Stodola walked away with a silver medal each.
The Judges agreed that this year’s competition was the closest they had seen in the six years that the Wall & Ceiling has been a part of this prestigious display of craft skills. It came down to a half mark in the end between first and second place in a display of expertise that impressed everyone involved. What is even more remarkable, is the fact that in the previous 5 years, no team had entirely completed the assigned project in the time allotted, while this year’s teams all completed the job with time to spare. All this goes to show just what a remarkable performance was turned in by all of the apprentices involved.
The entire FTI Wall and Ceiling class attended as well to cheer on their classmates and to volunteer their time informing some of the over 5000 school aged attendees at the competition about the rewards of an apprenticeship. They also took turns taking some of the kids up in a scissor lift for a birds eye view of the event.
The FTI plans to be back at this competition again next year and in fact we are exploring the opportunity to include our Painters and Glaziers in this event. Congratulations once again to Kristian Anderson, Matt Catonio and Joel Stodola on a job well done.