Friday, June 15, 2012
Mohawk grad wins tech competitions
Joseph Cinq-Mars has had a busy spring.
The 21-year-old won gold at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition and the Canadian Nationals Skill Competition for Millwright in May. He has also been hired on at ESSO Imperial Oil in the Northwest Territories.
Cinq-Mars, who grew up in Cayuga, said it was his shop teachers at Cayuga Secondary School who told him to consider college instead of university engineering.
“I would be sitting in math class thinking about shop. I just found that trades were my passion.”
That passion runs in the family. His father Phil Cinq-Mars owns Cinq-Mar Electric and Remi Gitnac, and a grandfather owns an auto service business.
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