Nicholas Frigault, a graduating student in the Automated Systems Electromechanics program at CCNB-Bathurst, will represent New Brunswick at the upcoming Canadian Trades and Technology Olympics.
The event will take place May 25-28 at the Vancouver Convention Center in British Columbia.
The 23-year-old young man will compete with participants from other provinces in the Industrial Control event.
The test as such will consist of ensuring the proper functioning of an industrial beer brewing line, by ensuring, among other things, the control of temperatures and the activities of the pumps.
The competitions will take place over two days, May 26 and 27, and should last approximately 12 hours.
More than 300 competitors are expected in Vancouver, in addition to 200 who participate virtually in the event.
A total of 45 competitions are on the program, divided into six sectors which are construction, employment, information technology, manufacturing and engineering, services and transport.
Like the Olympic Games, a professionally produced Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will take place.
This event, which is organized by Skills/Compétences Canada, is the only national competition in several skilled trades and technologies for students and apprentices in the country.
“I hope to get on the podium, but I lack a bit of preparation time,” said the Olympian, who is from Tetagouche-Sud.
His teacher, John Roussy, says he has full confidence in his student.
“Nicholas is the kind of student who can easily find solutions to all problems,” said the CCNB-Bathurst professor.
A clear sign of the young man’s talent in his field of study, the JD Irving company has already guaranteed him regular employment at its facilities in Saint-Léonard, in Bas-Madawaska.
The CCNB graduate will begin his career this summer, after a three-week internship he will soon complete at NB Power.