Three Local 793 mobile crane apprentices were presented with medals for receiving top marks at the 2019 Skills Ontario Competition, held May 7 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The event is the largest skilled trade and technological competition in Canada. It featured 70 skilled trades and technologies contests, with more than 2,400 competitors from high schools, colleges and training centres across Ontario.

In the competition, mobile crane apprentices were put through a series of practical exercises and had to complete a written test.

L to R (standing):Assistant director of training and apprenticeship Jeff Hewitt, apprentices Jacob Murphy, Jarrod Knight, Jesse Velcich (bronze medal winner), Nick Petitta, Mat Wilhelm (silver medal winner), Ben Gerber (gold medal winner), Kyle Comeau, and Brian Alexander, director of training and apprenticeship for OETIO Oakville.

L to R (kneeling):OETIO Oakville instructors Walter Hollasch and Avery Moodie.