FREDERICTON – Five New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) students and apprentices earned medals at the recent national Skills Canada competition.
The competition, now in its 23rd year, was held in Winnipeg from May 31 to June 3. Students and apprentices competed for top spots in six skilled trades and technology sectors, including transportation, construction, manufacturing, information and technology, service and employment. The competitors were evaluated based on strict industry standards.
Team New Brunswick sent 37 participants this year, including 13 students and apprentices from NBCC. Team New Brunswick had their best showing yet, bringing home ten medals in total.
NBCC students and apprentices were pivotal to Team NB’s success, winning three gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
Ashley Bent, an apprentice at NBCC Woodstock Campus, won a gold in Bricklaying; Pascal Doiron, a student at NBCC Moncton Campus, took the gold in Automotive Service; and Jaycobb Hooper, an apprentice at NBCC Saint John Campus, earned a gold in Car Painting.
Justin McGrath, an apprentice with NBCC Saint John Campus, won silver in the Steamfitter & Pipefitter competition and Ben Hill, a student at NBCC Saint John Campus, received the bronze for Industrial Mechanic-Millwright.
“As a College community, we are so proud of all of our students and apprentices who took part in the National Skills Competition,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “All of them have worked hard to develop their skills and were excellent ambassadors for our College on the national stage. Our continued success at the Skills Canada competitions reflects the hard work and dedication of both our students and instructors.”
Back Row (left to right): Colin Kelly, Andrew Kennah, Aaron Johnson, Kevin McLean, Ben Hill, Anthony Bonspiel, Trevor Perks
Front Row: Kyle Hebert, Alysha Saulnier, Jaycobb Hooper, Ashley Ritchie, Pascal Doiron, Jeremy Price, Justin McGrath
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