Two NLC residents recognized

first_imgTwo Northern Lights College students have been recognized for their work.Faith Beatty, a Social Services Worker Diploma student at the Fort St. John Campus of Northern Lights College, is the 2011 recipient of the Governor General’s Bronze Medal.

  The medal was presented by NLC Registrar Anna Hughes at Convocation ceremonies held on June 10 at the Stonebridge Hotel in Fort St. John.

  Beatty started in the SSWD program in 2009, and achieved a high level of academic excellence in all her course work, finishing with a 4.1 grade point average. Beatty currently is employed in the social service field, with future plans that include completing a Bachelor degree in Social Work.

- Advertisement -The Governor General’s Bronze Medal is awarded for academic excellence to the Northern Lights College student who achieves the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma-level, post-secondary program (minimum two-year, full-time duration). Andrew Lines can add the title of Canadian Silver Medalist to his expanding resume of Skill Canada accomplishments.

Lines, an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering student at the Dawson Creek Campus of Northern Lights College, captured second place in the nation at the Skills Canada competition held in Quebec City, June 2-3.

Advertisement Lines finished only eight points (out of a total of 1,000) out of first place amongst a field of competitors that in included several college graduates. The gold medalist was from Ontario.

Aircraft Maintenance competitors took part in a grueling 12-hour competition that included six sections designed to test various aspects of their skills and knowledge. The sections included: Sheet metal repair; Flight Control rigging, tensioning and safe-tying; Pitot Static Testing; Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS) Exam; Gas Turbine Component Replacement; and Weight and Balance Report.

Lines earned the right to represent British Columbia at the nationals by winning the provincial championship in Abbotsford in April, after qualifying at the Peace Region event held in Dawson Creek in March. This was the first year that NLC had participated in the AME event at any level of Skills Canada.last_img

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