Already named the top apprentice carpenter in B.C., Port McNeill’s Morgan Brown is now best in the nation.
The 21-year-old North Island Secondary School graduate and current Vancouver Island University student represented British Columbia at the Canadian National Skills competition in Edmonton from May 14 to 16.
He qualified for the national competition after winning the gold medal in carpentry among post-secondary students at the Skills Canada competition in Abbotsford, B.C. last month.
During the two-day Skills Canada competition, Brown had to build a child’s play house with limited time and materials. Plans provided the dimensions, which were checked closely, along with fit and finish. Only four apprentices, including Brown, finished their job in the allowed time.
Brown was judged the winner and presented with the gold medal at the closing ceremony on May 16.
Unfortunately, though his win qualified Brown for a spot in next year’s World Skills Competition in Germany, he will not have an opportunity to add a third gold medal to his collection.
He will be 65 days too old to qualify for the age cutoff in the event, which is held every other year.