An Abbotsford student has returned from the Skills Canada competition with a bronze medal in carpentry.
Bentley Klassen, of Abbotsford Collegiate, was among five local students to compete in the national contest held June 2 and 3 in Quebec City, and the only one to place in the top three.
The five were among those who won gold medals at the provincial skills competition held in April at Tradex in Abbotsford and qualified to go to the nationals.
The other four national competitors from Abbotsford were: Shelby Prodeahl, a Cascade Culinary Arts student competing in the culinary arts category; Aaron Spitters from Abbotsford Collegiate in architectural CAD; Andrew Graham of Abby Collegiate in electrical wiring (secondary); and Morgan Cox of University of the Fraser Valley in electrical wiring (post-secondary).
Skills Canada draws together about 500 young people each year to compete in more than 40 trade and technology areas.