Students Take Part in Individual Carpentry Competition

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Ten students hammered, nailed , cut wood and competed in a carpentry competition yesterday at the Canadian Bushplane Hertitage Centre Wednesday.

StudentsĀ  were challenged to build a doghouse.

The top three students who came out of this competition have qualified for the Regional Competition to be held in North Bay on April 7th. The North Bay competition will decide who represents Northern Ontario at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition to be held in Toronto in May. The top places in Toronto go on to the National Contest in Winnipeg. Last year one of the students, Josh Sidwell from White Pines, placed first at the provincials and second in Canada at the National Competition in Winnipeg.

Lyons Tim-BR Mart and Soo Mill generously donated some of the lumber and materials to be used at the event . A number of the finished dog houses will be donated to the Sault Ste Marie Humane Society. Former ADSB House Building students who have graduated and have gone on to careers in the skilled tradesĀ  judged work done by the ten students .

Skills Ontario hosts events to help bring attention to Skilled Trades as a potential career. There is a large need for skilled trades people in a variety of trades.

SaultOnline’s Riley Smith stopped by to catch some of the competition.