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A young Quebec refrigeration mechanic wins the bronze medal at the WorldSkills competition

August 19, 2015

Marc-Antoine Bettez, a refrigeration mechanic by training, has won the bronze medal at the 43rd WorldSkills competition, 2015 edition, held in São Paulo, Brazil, August 11–16. It was the first time that a Québecer trained in a construction trade was on the podium at this prestigious competition.


Marc-Antoine Bettez (left side) with his trainer Stéphane Robert

On April 23, the Comité sur la formation professionnelle de l’industrie de la construction (CFPIC) and the CCQ provided $6,000 grants each to Maxime Gauvreau, carpenter-joiner, and Mr. Bettez, both of whom had qualified to participate in WorldSkills. These grants were provided to support them in their preparation for the international competition.

It should be noted that Mr. Bettez also won the Olympiades québécoises de la formation professionnelle et technique and the Skills Canada National Competition. In addition, he won the gold medal in refrigeration at a competition in the Netherlands.

WorldSkills is an international competition bringing together more than 1,000 competitors from 67 regions and countries. The competition encourages young people, as well as their teachers and trainers, to measures themselves against the international skills standards in various spheres of business, services, and industry.

Mr. Bettez is a model of excellence of the construction industry as a whole, and we once again offer him our warmest congratulations!