(Granby) Pride reads in the eyes of Alexander Duval, who is back Canadian Skills Competition and Technology where he won a silver medal in electrical installations.
“It’s a great experience,” said the graduate of the vocational training program in electricity Integrated Regional Training Centre (CRIF) Granby.
20 years old, Alexandre Duval had originally qualified in regional competitions, like his comrade Emmanuel Rivard. Eight students representing four electrical training center clashed at that time. All trades taught in the context of professional studies are represented in this type of competition.
The two students then got their pass to access the provincial level. Alexandre Duval won the silver medal, which allowed him to represent Quebec Canadian Olympics. His colleague, meanwhile, won the bronze medal. “On 16 graduates, two are among the best in Quebec,” says Philippe Brasseur, electricity teacher at CRIF.
Whoever spends between 200 and 250 hours – outside of school hours – to train students in this event which shall include performing assembly and an electrical circuit in a residence, then others for the commercial and industrial sector .
“It takes teachers to support them in the process of Olympics, says Philippe Brasseur. It really is important to us to CRIF. ”
Size is even more enhanced when students come to Canadian Olympics that took place in Moncton, New Brunswick this week. “This is the training that also competes. The education system is different between us and the western provinces, he said. Quebec does not have to envy the quality of training in other provinces. We have very good candidates. ”
Second place on the podium is not allowed Alexandre Duval to access world. Nevertheless he loved the experience, said he already has a job in electrical FL Granby. “I had not thought to go there, he said. For sure I would have liked the gold, but I still got the money. Its good.”
Student participation in the Olympics undoubtedly makes them better electricians. “It gives them additional benefits, says Brewer. Alexander has more confidence. Is stress, the pressure to participate. ”