A Quesnel journeyman millwright has won another gold medal in a Skills Canada BC Competition.
Dusty Cathcart took home top spot at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) in Quesnel on Friday, April 8.
His skills and knowledge of key millwright concepts were tested alongside three other competitors from CNC and BCIT in the day-long event.
“It’s another big achievement, but it’s only going to push me to work harder and get ready for the next competition and further my career and knowledge in my trade,” Cathcart said.
Following his win, Cathcart will continue to prepare for next month when he will compete in Vancouver at the Skills Canada National Competition for a chance to attend Worldskills 2022 in Shanghai, China.
This will mark his first time being eligible for a world competition after winning the national competition held three years ago in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The former CNC student previously worked as a small engine mechanic at Make Traxx before working for three years with LRF Contracting, where he says he was shown the diversity in the trade.
He currently works at West Fraser-Quesnel River Pulp which took him on as a fourth-year apprentice.
“The thing I love about being a millwright is when things are broken, and people are confused and flustered, you’re the one that goes in there and finds the problem and finds a solution to make things run and somewhat save the day if you will,” he said.
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