Gold medal for Camosun pipe trades

Plumbing and pipe trades apprentice Evan Fraser beat out the competition winning gold at a national competition in sprinkler fitting.

Three people pose against a Skills Canada backdrop. One older man in casual attire and two younger people wearing blue tops with the skills canada logo. The man in the middle has a gold medal around his neck.

Camosun College

Pictured left to right: Darren Vaux, Evan Fraser and Krista Buzzeo

Fraser was one of two plumbing and pipe trades students from Camosun College who attended the Skills Canada National Competition held this year in Winnipeg. The event is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country.

“Getting the chance to showcase everything I have learned on the job and in the classroom at a national competition was an incredible opportunity,” says Fraser. “Thank you to the faculty at Camosun for their support at the provincial and national competitions.”

Apprentice Krista Buzzeo competed in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Both apprentices received provincial gold in April at the British Columbia final in Abbotsford.

“We’re incredibly proud of both students who made it to nationals and had the opportunity to represent Camosun and their home province,” says Darren Vaux, Chair of thePipe Trades Department at Camosun College. “The competition was tough as it is every year and it felt great to be able to bring home a gold medal.”

Camosun College is home to the largest trades school on Vancouver Island with approximately 2,500 students in almost 30 pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs.

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Rodney Porter

Camosun College