Andrew Christensen - 20

Thompson Rivers University
Revelstoke, British Columbia


I chose a career in the skilled trades because I feel that I am better suited for this type of work and environment, as opposed to sitting at a desk in an office setting. I like to be on my feet, working with my hands and building something. I chose welding as my future career because I find this field to be challenging mentally and physically.

My career goal is to work as a pressure welder or to have my own welding rig and weld on the pipeline. I got involved with Skills Canada competitions when I took my first level of welding and my instructor selected me to compete in a regional competition. This journey has led me to compete at the upcoming 2017 WorldSkills Competition.

Interesting Fact

His biggest inspiration is his mother who has taught him to have a strong work ethic and keep a level head.

Essential Skills

I consider continuous learning to be the most important Essential Skill to succeed as a welder. During my training, I am always trying to perfect my skills and learn how to do things differently to improve these.

Competition History

Skills BC Provincial Competition 2016

Skills Canada National Competition 2016, Qualified as Team Canada 2017 Prospect

Training History

WorldSkills Team Canada Trials:  Thompson Rivers University, January 26-28, 2017

WorldSkills Australia Global Skills Challenge

Guest competitor, Team UK Selection event : Manchester, March 29-April 1, 2017

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Media Coverage

June 14, 2016
Welder earns spot in world championship

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June 14, 2017
Supporting local talent on route to WorldSkills

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November 22, 2016
Medal haul for Team B.C.

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November 22, 2016
Team BC medallists in the spotlight at 2016 Skills Canada BC gala

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