OC student strikes gold
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

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Owen Davis (middle) shows off his gold medal.

An Okanagan College aerospace student has captured gold at the Skills Canada National Competition.

Vernon’s Owen Davis, who is in the college’s aircraft maintenance technician program, captured gold in the aerospace technology competition. The event was held in Vancouver and featured more than 300 competitors from across the country in 35 skills trade and technology categories.

Davis was happy he didn’t have to stray too far from home to get his training.

“I thoroughly enjoy my teachers,” Davis said in a press release. “They are always willing to help you out.”

Another Okanagan College student, Joey Bruno, earned a silver medal in the automotive collision repair category. The Mission product is a third-year apprentice in the college’s auto body and collision technician program, and already has a job at a collision repair shop in Abbotsford.

“Coming to Okanagan College was the right choice,” Bruno said. “The instructors are great, especially at hands-on teaching.”

A third OC representative snagged a medal, as Wade Arbo, who graduated with an infrastructure and computing technology diploma earlier this month, left Vancouver with bronze in the IT-network systems administration section category.

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