Moraine Park Technical College
carpentry students recently participated in the 2019 Associated Builders &
Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Skill Trade competition in West Bend.
The ABC of Wisconsin Skill
competition is an all-day event that includes a four-hour hands-on practical
exam and a two-hour written exam. Moraine Park had a total of four students
participate, earning four of the eight medals in the competition.
The College’s students earned a
complete sweep of the top three spots in the carpentry division. Chad St. John
of Oshkosh, employed by Northcentral Construction Corporation, placed first;
John Paul Rubenzer of Plover, employed by Altmann Construction Company, Inc,
placed second; Brian Noone of Madison, employed by Stevens Construction Corp.,
placed third. Tyler Anderson of Oostburg, employed by DeTroye Electric Service,
Inc., placed second in the electrical competition.
“Chad came to
NorthCentral with very little construction experience,” Jim Brunet, general
superintendent at North Central Construction Corp. said. “The past three years
I have witnessed his growth in the construction industry, getting the knowledge
and support from our experienced foreman and leadman. Having Chad go through
the ABC apprenticeship will be a great asset for our company. He is now
following in the footsteps of some of our past apprentices by going to
nationals to compete and climbing the ladder of success at NorthCentral. I look
forward to Chad being a great role model for some of our younger
apprentices in years to come, and we wish him the best of luck at nationals.”
St. John will represent Moraine
Park Technical College at the ABC National Craftsman Championship in Long
Beach, Calif. this March. This event allows for skilled trainees and
apprentices from across the country compete for top honors by demonstrating
their superior skills, training, and safe work practices. The championship is
expected to have 200 competitors from across the nation.
For more information about Moraine Park Technical College, visit morainepark.edu.