National Competition Winners May Represent Canada in Future Competitions
FREDERICTON, NB, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Skills/Compétences Canada® and Irving Oil today announced the names of 33 New Brunswick student apprentices in the skilled trades and technologies who have won their qualifying competitions and will represent their province in the 19th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) to take place June 5-8, 2013 in Vancouver. A list of the winners, their trades or technologies, and their schools is attached.
Skills/Compétences Canada® is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth. Irving Oil, whose operations involve 15 trades including steamfitter-pipefitter, electrician, millwright, crane operator, heavy equipment operator, carpenter, boilermaker, insulator, and power engineer, has long been a supporter of the Skills Canada NB qualifying competitions and is active in instituting collaborative programs that encourage NB youth to enter the skilled trades.
Since 1994, the SCNC is the only national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices in the country. Every year, the event brings together more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada, along with their parents and advisors, to compete in over 40 trade and technology areas.
"These Olympic-style competitions are highly exacting and rigorous, so we are very proud of our NB qualifying winners," said Luc Morin of Skills Canada NB. "They have prevailed in their chosen disciplines through extremely tough competitions against their peers in local, regional and provincial events, and they will now have the honour of representing our province in the national arena."
"The hard work and talent of these young people who will represent New Brunswick in the SCNC are inspiring, and we applaud them for their dedication to their craft." said Mark Sherman, General Manager, Irving OIl Refinery. "The Skills Canada competitions they participate in will encourage all of our young people to gain the very highest-quality workplace skills they'll need to make their future, and the entire province's future, a bright one."
The Skills Canada National Competition is held every year and every two years it is the process for selecting the members of Team Canada who will then go on to compete in the WorldSkills Competition. Selection for the 2013 WorldSkills competition which will be held this July in Leipzig, Germany were selected in the 2012 SkillsCanada competition held in Edmonton, Alberta.
About Skills Canada NB
Skills/Compétences Canada®, a national, not-for-profit organization, encourages and supports a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth. For a complete listing of all events and locations for the SCNC, please visit http://skillscompetencescanada.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/SCNCgen-Competition-rules_EN.5apr13.pdf
About Irving Oil
Irving Oil is a privately owned regional energy and marketing company that provides eastern Canada and New England with the highest-quality products and customer service. Founded in 1924 and based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Irving Oil maintains a strong tradition of public service and partnerships within its host communities. For information about Irving Oil, visit www.irvingoil.com.
|Name||Contest Area||School/ Training Institution|
|Ryan Boyd||CNC Machining||CCNB Bathurst|
|Émilie Caissie||Workplace Safety||Polyvalente W.A.Losier|
|Dayne Caron||Heavy Equipment Service||CCNB Bathurst|
|Brandon Chapman||Web Site Development||NBCC Saint John|
|Alison Chiasson||IT-Software Solutions for Business||C.S.C. La Fontaine|
|Robert Cormier||Automotive Service||CCNB Bathurst|
|Marilène David||Fashion Technology||École Marie-Esther|
|Françis Doiron||Cooking||Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux|
|Cody Donovan||Sheet Metal Work||NBCC Moncton|
|Joshua Faucher||Cabinetmaking||Oromocto High School|
|William Gourley||Architectural Technology & Design (CADD)||Oromocto High School|
|Dustin Grasse||Carpentry||Oromocto High School|
|Michel Haché||Cabinetmaking||CCNB Campbellton|
|Jordan Jardine||Plumbing||NBCC Saint John|
|Clarke Johnstone||Precision Machining||NBCC Moncton|
|Monika Lasangue||Restaurant Service||NBCC Saint Andrews|
|Christian LeBlanc||Welding||CCNB Bathurst|
|Gabriel Levesque||Autobody Repair||CCNB Bathurst|
|Pascal Marquis||Brick Masonry||NBCC Woodstock|
|Daryll McLean||Carpentry||NBCC Saint John|
|Morgan McKnight||Esthetics||Majestany Institute Fredericton|
|Rachel Milne||TV & Video Production (Team of 2)||St-Malachy's Memorial High|
|Jennifer Mitton||Hairstyling||Atlantic Hairstyling Academy|
|Marc Paradis||Car Painting||CCNB Bathurst|
|René Richard||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning||NBCC Saint Andrews|
|Sally Rivers||IT-Software Solutions for Business||CCNB Péninsule Acadienne|
|Vanessa Savoie||Electrical Installation||Polyvalente W.A.Losier|
|Marc-André Somers-Levesque||Welding||Polyvalente Roland-Pépin|
|Françis Thériault||Aircraft Maintenance||CCNB Dieppe|
|Marco Thériault||Industrial Mechanic Millwright||CCNB Bathurst|
|René Thériault||Cooking||CCNB Péninsule Acadienne|
|Callie Tracy||TV & Video Production (Team of 2)||St-Malachy's Memorial High|
|Sheryl Tucker||Electrical Installation||NBCC Saint John|
SOURCE: Irving Oil Operations Ltd.
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For more information or interviews, contact:
Luc Morin, Skills Canada NB
T: (506) 457-2762
Carolyn Van der Veen, Irving Oil
T: (506) 202-1869