RDC students recognized for trades training excellence

Four Red Deer College students were recognized earlier this month for excelling in their trades training.

Four Red Deer College students were recognized earlier this month for excelling in their trades training.

Andrew Laberge, Nate Ryder, Sean Herdman and Robert Butler all received awards at the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training’s Annual Awards Banquet in Edmonton.

Laberge received the award for sprinkler system installer and also the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta Award, Butler was named the Top Water Well Driller Apprentice, Ryder was presented with the award for locksmiths, and Herdman received the award for rig technicians.

The Top Apprentice Awards go to apprentices in each trade who earned the highest overall marks and received strong employer recommendations, said a release issued by the college.

“In Alberta, we have more than 60,000 apprentices enrolled in technical training every year, so receiving one of these awards is a tremendous achievement in any discipline and we are incredibly proud of our students,” said Patricia Rokosh, dean of trades and manufacturing technologies at RDC.

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