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4th June 2011

210 Skills Competition Medals Awarded To Canadian Youth

skills canadaSkills/Compétences Canada, a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, announced today the results of the 17th Skills Canada National Competition, which took place June 1-4, 2011 in Québec.  The national Competition brought together over 500 competitors, 3,000 delegates and over 150 industry Sponsors and Partners.

The Skills Canada National Competition is the only national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country. The two-day competition took place at the Centre de Foires, ExpoCité where 40 different events were showcased in six major trades and technology categories: transportation, construction, manufacturing, information and technology, service and employment.

“Industries that depend on skilled trade workers are key drivers of our economy and contribute over 50% of Canada’s GDP,” said Shaun Thorson, Executive Director, Skills/Compétences Canada. “The Skills Canada National Competition is a unique event that helps showcase and raise awareness for the broad range of opportunities to be found in the trades, while demonstrating the depth of talent within the skills movement in Canada.”

The Competition featured 40 different assigned projects created by industry and education representatives of the Skills/Compétences Canada National Technical Committee. Competitors were evaluated by independent judges from the respective industry sectors, who based their decisions on industry standards and established work practices, including such criteria as quality of work, safety, cleanliness, skill level and creativity.

“An event like the Skills Canada National Competition gives me great encouragement about the future of skilled trades and technology careers in Canada. I am so proud of the caliber of projects showcased at this event, and I look forward to continuing to support unique programs and competitions that promote skilled trades to young people.” said Mike Holmes, Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and host and creator of Holmes on Homes™, who was but one of the numerous special guests and dignitaries attracted by the event.

A total of 210 medals were awarded to the top champions in six skilled trade and technology categories. Best of Region competitors were also recognized for having the highest competitive score by category for their Region. You can see the full results on the Skills Canada website, but I’ve listed the technology-related medal winners below.

05PS – Mechanical CADD / Dessin industriel – CDAO

  • 1 YT Whitehorse Denis Godin
  • 2 ON Windsor Richard Jennings
  • 3 QC St-Étienne-des-Grès Tomy-Julien Girard

05S – Mechanical CADD / Dessin industriel – CDAO

  • 1 QC Shipshaw André Gauthier
  • 2 ON Hearst Mathieu St-Arnaud
  • 3 AB Lloydminster Cody Burton

09PS – IT-Software Solutions for Business / TI – Solutions logicielles pour les entreprises

  • 1 NB Leech Kathy-Monica Thibodeau
  • 2 NS Martins River Samantha McGill
  • 3 AB Calgary Mary Head

09S – IT-Software Solutions for Business / TI – Solutions logicielles pour les entreprises

  • 1 MB Steinbach Ingrid Wieler
  • 2 ON Mount Forest Mark Haley
  • 3 SK Regina Rebecca Machnaik

16PS – Electronics / Électronique

  • 1 BC Kelowna Jamie Maloway
  • 2 NL St. John’s Stephen Barry
  • 3 NS Sydney Timothy Schmidt

16S – Electronics / Électronique

  • 1 BC Courtenay Chris Leclair
  • 2 ON Welland Craig Vandenberg
  • 3 MB Brandon Kurtis Gibson

17PS – Web Site Development / Conception de sites Web

  • 1 QC St-Hubert Annie Caron
  • 2 MB Brandon Danielle Adriaansen
  • 3 ON Comber William Comartin

17S – Web Site Development / Conception de sites Web

  • 1 ON Niagara Falls Nasir Dowlatkhahi
  • 2 BC Surrey Jason Cho
  • 3 NS Hilden Tyler Blair

31S – Fashion Technology / Mode et création

  • 1 QC Alma Jonathan Bouchard
  • 2 BC Vancouver Mary Margaret Selzer
  • 3 AB Edmonton Amanda Vaisanen

39PS – IT-Network Systems Administration / TI – Administration des systèmes et des réseaux informatiques

  • 1 ON Sudbury Dillan Cooke
  • 2 BC Kelowna Jeffrey Nishi
  • 3 NL St. John’s Marc Burton

39S – IT-Network Systems Administration / TI – Administration des systèmes et des réseaux informatiques

  • 1 BC Chilliwack Jordan Evans
  • 2 AB Grand Prairie Bryce Cartman
  • 3 ON Ottawa Martin Massie

40PS – Graphic Design / Infographie

  • 1 NL Conception Bay South Brandon Sullivan
  • 2 AB Edmonton Joseph Keen
  • 3 SK Regina Kaitlyn Rude

40S – Graphic Design / Infographie

  • 1 QC Longueuil Maxime Moreau
  • 2 BC Vancouver Nancy Huang
  • 3 SK Saskatoon Spencer MacPherson

52PS – Architectural Technology & Design / Dessin et technologie architecturale

  • 1 SK Moose Jaw Weston Dennis
  • 2 ON Clifford Joel Foster
  • 3 MB Winnipeg Jesse Reimer

52S – Architectural Technology & Design / Dessin et technologie architecturale

  • 1 ON Acton Jonathan VanOosten
  • 2 AB Lloydminster Dylan Dunsmore
  • 3 MB Brandon Alex Lafontaine

82S – TV / Video Production / Production télévisuelle/vidéo

  • 1 NL Conception Bay South Evan Moffatt and Cecil Johnson
  • 2 ON Kitchener Torin Langen and Zachary Ramelan
  • 3 AB Lloydminster Mitchell Revering and Chris Lorenz

87S – 3D Character Computer Animation / Animation informatisée 3D

  • 1 BC Nanaimo Josiah Stefani and Jamie Ruddick
  • 2 ON Sault Ste. Marie Emmanuelle Chateauneuf and Christopher Rugo
  • 3 SK Yorkton Gage Bush

88S – 2D Character Computer Animation / Animation informatisée 2D

  • 1 PE Cornwall Erica Meschwitz and Lauren Adams
  • 2 AB Sherwood Park Keegan Tsetta and Eliot Zuidhof
  • 3 ON Ottawa Luka Lawford and David Pagurek can Mossel

93S – Robotics / Robotique

  • 1 MB Winnipeg Carl Fabros, Jordan Anderson, Nicholas Maunder and Samuel Downey
  • 2 BC Surrey John Strutinski, Kai Singh and Lazar Savic
  • 3 ON Simon Bélanger, Maxime Marineau, Yanick Roy and Mikael Lacroix
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