RDC trades students excel in skills contest

Five Red Deer College students took home provincial medals after showing off their trade skills in Calgary, with carpentry students getting top marks.

Five Red Deer College students took home provincial medals after showing off their trade skills in Edmonton with carpentry students getting top marks.

Scott Pylypow, from Ponoka; Jonathan Allers, from Red Deer; and Tyler Stagg, from Leduc, swept the carpentry category. Plypow, who is apprenticing for Vleeming Construction, took top prize while Allers, apprenticing for Top of the Hill Construction, took second and Stagg, apprenticing for Stagg Renovations and Glass Ltd., was third.

Chris Badry, from Edmonton, won silver in plumbing; he apprentices for Schendel Mechanical Contracting.

Scott Compton, from Sylvan Lake, an apprentice with Mission Electric Systems, won the bronze medal in electrical installations.

The college was also represented by Ricky Van Wijk, from Lacombe, in heavy equipment service; Chris Rodgers, from Red Deer, in auto service; and Stacy Guthro, from Innisfail, in culinary arts.

The top students now go on to represent Team Alberta at the 19th annual Skill Canada national competition, this year being held in Vancouver from June 5 to 8.