Fire Sprinkler System Technology students win at national competition
Friday, April 5, 2019
Written by: Seminole State Staff
Photo: Andrew Aylies (left) won the trade Safety Award and Nicholas Beavers finished third in the Fire Sprinkler Trade Competition.
Two Seminole State Fire Sprinkler System Technology students took part in the 2019 Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) National Craft Championships (NCC) and earned medals.
Florida Automatic Sprinkler Training (FAST) Apprenticeship students Andrew Aylies and Nicholas Beavers, joined 198 other craft trainees March 24-28 in Long Beach, California, to compete for top honors in 16 competitions representing 12 crafts.
Each competition consists of a written exam, which accounts for 25 percent of the total score and a six-hour hands-on project, which accounts for 75 percent of the total score.
Aylies won the trade Safety Award showing that strong safety practices are vital in the construction industry. He not only won the overall safety award but also received “spot safety check” awards throughout the practical competition by the judges.
Beavers finished third in the Fire Sprinkler Trade Competition. His hard work not only earned him the Bronze Medal, but also included a monetary prize along with a brand-new tool package.
FAST is a 4-year accredited apprenticeship program that combines extensive classroom learning with real life on-the-job experience. Theory classes are held at Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. For more information on the program, please contact FAST Apprenticeship Coordinator Michelle Hutto, 407.708.2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminole State College of Florida's School of Engineering, Design and Construction offers more than 50 degrees and certificates, including bachelor's degrees in construction, engineering technology, information systems technology and interior design. The programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the built environment and information technology.