Photo: Nick Anastas
AWMAC’s National President Carlo DeFrancesco and AWMAC Board Member Philip Roy (Formica), presented winner Caleb Perry with the trophy and $500 cheque.
Caleb Perry of Conestoga College has won AMWAC Ontario's Apprenticeship Contest for the second straight year.
Second place went to Steve Heemskirk also of Conestoga College, and Jeremy Kaufman of Bendt Kitchens and a former Conestoga College graduate, came in third.
Other participants included Kaplan Doucette (Georgian), Kevin Hall (Georgian), Cody Hurst (Conestoga) Liz Jarnicki (Georgian), Vincent Solis, (Conestoga) Sungkyong Un (Conestoga) and Todd Woods (Georgian).
The Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada’s Ontario Chapter held its 2017 Apprenticeship Contest at Humber College, 110 Carrier Drive in Etobicoke, Ont. on March 25.
The daylong event began early with contestant’s set-up, followed by orientation and safety instructions. The competition started at 8 a.m.
Event judges were Jody Wyman of Bendt Kitchens, Frank Sansalone of Blum Canada, and Nick Anastas of Archmill House.
Hardwoods, Blum Canada, Precision Veneer and GRASS Canada sponsored prizes and award certificates and trophies valued at $500, $250, $100 and $150 respectively. Precision Veneer and Formica also sponsored the morning/afternoon breaks and lunch for all participants. Other material sponsors were Brenlo Ltd, Upper Canada Forest Products, Formica, Pro-Ply, Blum, Hettich and Richelieu.
The contest is an opportunity for contestants to show off their woodworking skills and compete with their peers for cash prizes and get their name known in the industry.
The winning project from the Ontario event will automatically be sent to AWMAC’s National Contest in Winnipeg where it will be judged for a national award.
The contest is open to apprentices and or recent graduates.
Each competitor received drawings, specifications and instructions for their project 7 days in advance of the contest.