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Sheridan Apprentice Wins Gold at Skills Ontario and Silver at Skills Canada

June 16, 2010

George Wall, a third-year Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprentice at Sheridan, won the gold medal at the Skills Ontario Competition...

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2010
Oakville, Ontario


George Wall, a third-year Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprentice at Sheridan, won the gold medal in the industrial mechanic millwright category at the Skills Ontario Competition held last month in Waterloo, Ontario.  The one-day competition consisted of three disciplines - welding, lathe work and pneumatics.  Wall triumphed over 10 other competitors from all over Ontario.

As a result of his win, Wall joined Team Ontario for the Skills Canada Competition held two weeks later, also in Waterloo, where he won the silver medal.  Eight competitors from across Canada participated in the two-day competition, which featured lathe work, welding, pnematics and mechanic shift alignment.  "George showed great poise and attention to detail," says Craig Brazil, a faculty member in Sheridan's apprenticeship programs.  "This, combined with his talent and mechanical aptitude, took him to the highest level."

Skills Canada - Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies as viable, first-choice career options for Ontario youth. Skills Canada is a pan-Canadian organization offering skilled trades and technology competitions at local, national and international levels, as well as awareness programs for thousands of young Canadians.

Sheirdan is a nationally recognized leader in apprenticeship training in the skilled trades.  Our programs have a reputation for excellence and feature outstanding hands-on instruction, expert faculty with years of industry experience, and state-of-the-art facilities.  Visit apprenticeship.sheridaninstitute.ca for more information.