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TRU trades students set the gold standard

Tim Eggers and Roko Huser have won gold in the Skills Canada national competition. The two were facing other carpentry students from across Canada.
TRU trades Skills Eggers Huser

Two Thompson Rivers University students have been recognized for their carpentry skills.

Tim Eggers and Roko Huser have won gold in the Skills Canada national competition. The two were facing other carpentry students from across Canada.

Eggers, a third-year apprentice, won gold in the post-secondary carpentry category. Huser, meanwhile, still attends South Kamloops secondary, but attended the foundation program through the Youth in Trades program.

"Typically, we have students compete in automotive service, carpentry, heavy mechanical, electrical, millwright, plumbing/piping, refrigeration and welding," TRU construction trades chair Thomas Haag said.

This year, due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually.

"The competition was really fun and I had an awesome experience. It’s crazy how much effort and time goes into putting something like this on," Huser said.

Haag also acknowledged the students' instructors, Tim Kasten and Bryce Coombs.