DAWSON CREEK – Northern Lights College Residential Construction students were recognized on April 30th for their outstanding carpentry abilities and contributions to the program. A ceremony was held at the location of a home constructed by the students. Rick Allen, son of the late Bryce Allen, former Carpentry instructor at Northern Lights College, presented several students with the following Bryce Allen Memorial Carpentry/Joinery Awards awards: $500 to Donald Rasmussen for demonstrated excellence in both practical and written work, $400 to Roy Tillinger for exemplary attendance and for demonstrated promise in carpentry skills, and $300 to James Prevost for demonstrated leadership skills. Receiving $275 each were Robert Aasen, Kendall Barrette, Christopher Bartusek, Orin Caldwell, Matthew Clark, Troy McAbee, Scott Meldrum, Patrick Preston, Luke Rechsteiner, Robert Worm, and David Wright.
As well, Randy Hayes of Inland Concrete, presented each student in the Residential Construction class with a calculator, pencil and pen, in recognition of their dedication to the trade.
Students graduating from this program will receive credit for first and second year apprenticeship technical training. This program is intended to prepare students for employment at the entry level in the building construction industry. The skills and knowledge gained provide BC Carpentry Apprenticeship credit. Qualified journeyman carpenters can work in a variety of construction settings.
The home that the students have built is the grand prize in a lottery, the proceeds of which will be distributed to many local organizations.