Fleming College Trades students compete in design and build contest

Peterborough ON – (November 14, 2016) –
Students in Fleming College’s School of Trades and Technology will go head-to-head to design and build an outdoor shed in just one day at Sutherland Campus.

A total of 50 students, in a variety of trades programs, are participating in the MAXIMUM Design Challenge contest at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Working in cross-disciplinary teams of five, each team must build an outdoor structure (which includes a mandatory electrical component) between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. All participating teams will be provided with the same tools and materials to complete the project.

“We are very excited about this event,” stated Jan Watson, KTTC employment Market and Student Success Specialist. “Fleming College is one of three colleges in the province selected to participate in the MAXIMUM Design Challenge event, and we are absolutely thrilled to give our students this opportunity!”

The competition will take place in the Carpentry Lab at the KTTC (D0101) – all are welcome to attend.

Judging of the projects will begin at 2:30 p.m. Each project will receive a mark out of 100 points based on the following criteria:  Creativity (25 points), Technical Skill (25 points), Functionality (25 points) and Integration across different skills sets (25 points).

There are 15 prizes available to be won, including five first place prizes consisting of a Maximum™ 20V Max Li-Ion Brushless Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit; Maximum™ 1/4-in, 3/8-in and 1/2-in Drive Socket Set, 168-pieces; and a $100 Canadian Tire gift card. Each first place prize has an approximate retail value of $800.

The awards will be presented immediately following the judging, between 3 and 3:15 p.m.

The MAXIMUM Design Challenge is presented by Canadian Tire in partnership with Fleming’s School of Trades and Technology.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


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