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Four local students competing in cabinetmaking


STELLARTON – Four students from NSCC Pictou campus are taking part in an Atlantic cabinetmaking competition.

They’re among three schools in the region participating in the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada contest for apprentices and students.

Competitors are judged for accuracy and quality on a specified cabinet that they have one day to build with donated materials.

“It’s an opportunity to understand what real work is like. It gives them a sense of accomplishment building something in that time frame,” cabinetmaking instructor Wayne MacDonald said about the benefits of the competition.

The finished products will be judged later this week, along with ones from CCNB Campbellton, N.B., and CCNA Port aux Basques, N.L. The winner from the region goes on to compete in the national contest in Winnipeg at the end of April.

MacDonald said the winners are often sought after by employers.

The students participating are Tim MacNeill from Halifax; Scot Sutton from Truro; Jonathan Vroom from Truro; and Peter van Gurp from Halifax.

They’re among three schools in the region participating in the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada contest for apprentices and students.

Competitors are judged for accuracy and quality on a specified cabinet that they have one day to build with donated materials.

“It’s an opportunity to understand what real work is like. It gives them a sense of accomplishment building something in that time frame,” cabinetmaking instructor Wayne MacDonald said about the benefits of the competition.

The finished products will be judged later this week, along with ones from CCNB Campbellton, N.B., and CCNA Port aux Basques, N.L. The winner from the region goes on to compete in the national contest in Winnipeg at the end of April.

MacDonald said the winners are often sought after by employers.

The students participating are Tim MacNeill from Halifax; Scot Sutton from Truro; Jonathan Vroom from Truro; and Peter van Gurp from Halifax.

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