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Lakeland student wins gold at Skills Canada Alberta

Tyler Bendfeld has defended his gold medal, taking first place in carpentry at Skills Canada Alberta. 

Bendfeld is a third-year carpenter apprentice from Heisler and represented Lakeland at the Skills Canada Alberta Competition held between May 3 and 4 in Edmonton. Bendfeld says the competition is intense but was excited to have the Lakeland behind him.  

“It’s so rewarding to be able to do a skill like carpentry and be able to take it to the provincial level. My instructors at Lakeland have been very supportive of me, especially Curtis Cassibo, who has both taught me and come with me to the competitions.” 

Lakeland also sent three other apprentices to compete: 

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▪ Simon Menard who took home fourth place in heavy vehicle technology 

▪ Michael Schroeder took home fifth place in automobile technology, 

▪ Jacob Leclerc took home fifth place in welding. 

The dean of trades and technology Dave King congratulated all the apprentices who competed in the Skills Canada Alberta Competition. 

“You have made us proud of your commitment and dedication to your trade. Best of luck to Tyler as he represents Lakeland College and Team Alberta once more at the Skills Canada competition in Winnipeg May 25 and 26.” 

Last year when Bendfeld went on to compete in the national Skills Canada, he won silver. 

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