“It’s partly thanks to him if I am here today”: Jack Vines wins the gold medal in the National Competition for Best Apprentice of France 2024

“It’s partly thanks to him if I am here today”: Jack Vines wins the gold medal in the National Competition for Best Apprentice of France 2024
“It’s partly thanks to him if I am here today”: Jack Vines wins the gold medal in the National Competition for Best Apprentice of France 2024

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Jack Vines, an apprentice from the Chamber of Trades and Crafts (CMA) of Ariège of Australian origin, won with three other comrades the gold medal at the National Competition for the Best Apprentices of France 2024, which took place the weekend of June 7 in Lyon.

After competing and obtaining the departmental and regional gold medals in the Best Apprentice of France Competition, last Wednesday April 23 at the Apprentice Training Center (CFA) in Foix, four young Ariégeois obtained the national gold medal. . Among them, Jack Vines, only 20 years old and originally from Australia.

This young apprentice followed a demanding two-year course at the CFA in Foix. “It hasn’t been easy,” confides Jack, “but this gold medal in the National Competition for Best Apprentice of France 2024 marks the start of a new chapter for me.”

The CFA of Foix Triumphs at the National Competition for the Best Apprentices of France 2024

The CFA of Foix is ​​proud to announce that four of its apprentices won four gold medals during the prestigious National Competition for Best Apprentices of France 2024 in Lyon. After competing and obtaining the departmental and regional gold medals at the CFA in Foix on Wednesday April 23, the next step to take was the national gold medal. This success highlights the excellence of the talents of young artisans. The four young people who wore the colors of the CFA de Foix are Lausse Cynthia in hairdressing, Miah Md Rasel, Jack Vines and Ladoeuille Noah, all three in the field of electricity. These well-deserved gold medals demonstrate the ability to train high-level professionals, ready to excel in their respective professions.

Jack, accompanied by his electrical colleagues, impressed the judges with a model developed as part of the departmental test, completed in seven hours and transported to Lyon to be marked. “We didn’t do much there, just waited for the results. It was stressful but it went well,” he said. Meticulous and demanding work had to be prepared in advance with seven hours of practice and one hour of theory.

“The teacher was great, he supported me very well throughout my training”

Jack expresses his gratitude and appreciation to his electricity teacher, Jean-Louis Villaume, who did his best to support them and is proud to have brought three of his students to the national competition. “The teacher was great, he supported me very well throughout my training. It’s partly thanks to him that I am where I am today, I learned a lot with him,” emphasizes Jack.

With this experience and this reward, the young electrician now wants to start his own business. “My goal is to start my own business. At the beginning, I’m just going to go into electricity, and then into air conditioning. But for that you need additional training, so I’ll see later,” confides -he.

Originally from Australia, this young apprentice does not hide his satisfaction at staying in Ariège: “I like it here, I don’t think I will return to Australia, except for the holidays.” For him, these two years were decisive: “It allowed me to push my limits. Before these two years, I didn’t know how to do all that.”

“People often call me to congratulate me”

The Foix CFA and Jack’s family are all very proud of his achievements. “It’s not nothing. People often call me to congratulate me, it makes me very happy,” he smiles. “Then after our victory, we were able to eat in Lyon with the teachers, it was great,” he adds enthusiastically.

In February, Jack will travel to Paris for the medal ceremony, a moment he is looking forward to. With this gold medal around his neck, Jack Vines is ready to begin his professional career, rich in the experience and recognition obtained through this prestigious national competition.

The Ariège Chamber of Trades and Crafts will continue to support and promote the excellence of its training to enable other young people to learn, develop talents and flourish in their professional careers. .

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