Up and coming skilled trades pros prove their prowess
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General
United Association Local 46 hosted the 2017 United Association Canadian National Apprentice Competition. The event was held at its training centre in Scarborough, ON. Fourteen competitors participated in the event, which ran from June 12 to June 16 when it wrapped up with an awards luncheon.
The skilled trades competition was the 10th National Competition to be held and the fifth in Toronto. This competition brings together apprentices representing UA Locals across the country for a week of skills and theoretical competition in the trade disciplines of plumbing, steamfitting, welding, sprinkler fitting and HVAC/R.
Fifteen advancing regional finalists competed for five National titles. The winners were:
Outstanding Plumber – Jameson Moore Local 324
Outstanding Steamfitter – Kraig Fewchuk Local 800
Outstanding Sprinklerfitter – Chris Pierog Local 853
Outstanding Refrigeration Mechanic – Andrew Portelli Local 787
Outstanding Welder – Tommy Stewart Local 527
Winning Attitude Award – Jameson Moore Local 324
Special guests at the event included Deb Matthews (Deputy Premier), Kevin Flynn (Minister of Labour) and Glen Murray (Minister of the Environment).