The Local 17 apprenticeship contest was a huge success this year with approximately 125 apprentices competing. This year's competition apprentices gathered together from Local 17 Boston, New Bedford, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to compete.
The contest consists of three different competitions written, shop and drafting. The judges and proctors are journeymen, apprentices and retirees who volunteer their time to critique, grade each project or administer the three disciplines.
The event gives the apprentices a chance to network and show off their skills, also the contest helps promote unity and demonstrate the J.A.T.C.commitment to reliable skills sets for apprentices.
1st Year Winners:
Barry Durnin, McCusker-Gill
Matthew Giannini, McCusker-Gill
Scott Leonard, Walsh Mechanical
2nd Year Winners:
Andrew Polese, Cox Engineering
Jacob Irizarry, Gilbert & Becker
Ronald LaPlume, Food Equipment
3rd Year Winners:
Adam Urrutia, McCusker-Gill
Robert Silva, Gilbert & Becker
Robert Mulvaney, Worcester Air Conditioning
4th Year Winners:
Timothy Twidwell, Walsh Mechanical
Timothy Downing, Worcester Air Conditioning
Greg Leonard, Walsh Mechanical
5th Year Winners:
Todd Thorvaldsen, Worcester Air Conditioning
Travis Dwyer, Boston Air Systems
Robert Lester III, Walsh Mechanical
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