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Local student shines at Skills competition

by | May 16, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

A local UCDSB student won a bronze medal last week at the Skills Ontario Competition, held in Toronto.

Carter Giff, of Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, placed third in outdoor power equipment.

Giff said he wasn’t expecting it, and didn’t think he was going to do that well.

He also said the contest was a great opportunity, adding, “It gives you a challenge. When you try hard and win third, it really boosts your confidence.”

The challenge in Giff’s event was to work on an outboard boat motor. Competitors had to take it apart, measure the size of the piston, measure the cylinder wall in six different places, and figure out the taper on the cylinder.

They later had to reassemble the motor and ensure everything functioned.

Giff plans to become a heavy mechanic. He will soon start an apprenticeship through Algonquin College at Ogilvie’s Auto and Fleet Service in Jasper. 


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