The Southwest States Conference held their Master Apprentice Competition during the last meeting in New Orleans at HFIAW Local 53's Apprenticeship Building.The competition included Collin Gillis from Local 87, San Antonio, TX, Chris Nickel from Local 94, Oklahoma City, OK and Gustavo Machigua from Local 53, New Orleans, LA.
Machigua prevailed in a very tight race to win the Southwest States Conference Master Apprentice Competition and the chance to represent the conference at the International MAC.
The International Master Apprentice Competition will be held on Sunday, June 25 in Toronto and the JATC Conference will begin on Wednesday, June 28. Both events will conclude on Friday, June 30. Machigua will compete against 9 other Apprentices that prevail from the conference level.
Do not forget, Americans traveling to Toronto for the JATC Conference or the MAC will need a passport to enter Canada. For details and information about the process to obtain a passport, read the blog MAC 2017 in Toronto: Be prepared.
On Saturday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. Those traveling to the events will be able to witness this historic event and many of the country’s other attractions in Toronto.
All information, including hotel booking details and event registration, is located in the International Library under the category Apprenticeship. The materials are titled 2017 JAC Conference. Registration must be completed by May 1.