Silas Meeches - 20

Red River College
CNC Machining
Winnipeg, Manitoba


I chose to pursue a career in machining because it’s something that I’ve loved doing since high school. I initially wanted to be a welder but I became very interested in machining in grade 12. My career goal is to one day be a five axis programmer or multi axis lathe programmer.

I would also like to eventually become a teacher in this trade.

Interesting Fact

My biggest inspiration is my high school metal shop teacher Jamie Richardson. He taught me the basics of metalworking, which has led me to compete at a Skills Competition.

Essential Skills

Numeracy is definitely the most important Essential Skill in my line of work. You need to be able to calculate your speeds and feeds and also understand the dimensions represented on the drawings.

Competition History

Skills Manitoba Provincial Competition 
2016, Gold

Skills Canada National Competition
 2016 in Moncton, Silver, Qualified as a Team Canada 2017 Prospect

Training History

Participated in EuroSkills 2016 in Gothenburg Sweden

WorldSkills Team Canada Trials: Red River College, February 24-26, 2016

Photo Gallery

Media Coverage

Donor support helps Manufacturing grad qualify for trade and technology Olympics

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June 1, 2017
The trade brigade

Winnipeg Free Press

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Silas Meeches Opens Up About His Journey to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Smart Biz

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