“Testo became involved a number of years ago to award these outstanding students with a set of basic instrumentation to help the individual progress toward his or her journeyman status and help lay the foundation for best and better practices throughout the industry,” said Bove.
“Testo has been a willing supporter of the Apprentice Contest, and we congratulate Chris for his dedication and work. Testo looks forward to continuing our relationship with TABB and the International TAB Contest.”
The competition puts apprentices to the test to determine their skills in the performance of typical jobs or operations. Also tested are their abilities to work from typical drawings, sketches, plans, and specs; their abilities to create typical sketches for use when communicating their knowledge of specific subject matters; and their abilities to maximize the use of materials in a productive manner. Ruch exemplified superior qualifications in all areas and was selected as this year’s award recipient by the International Training Institute (ITI) Contest Committee, which is comprised of 14 members - seven representing labor and seven representing management.
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