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June 03, 2016

Home crowd to cheer on NBCC students and apprentices at national Skills Canada competition

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) students and apprentices will showcase their skills on the national stage at the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition which takes place in Moncton from June 5-8.

This is the first time that Moncton has hosted this national competition which brings together more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions.

NBCC is proud to announce that the following individuals earned a spot to compete as part of Team New Brunswick:

Students Competition
Stephanie MacLean, student, NBCC Saint John IT – Office Software Applications
Joel MacNevin, student, NBCC St. Andrews Automation and Control
Jason Bonnell, Apprentice, NBCC Saint John Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Calvin Getchell, Apprentice, NBCC Saint John Welding
Gheorghe Apopei, Apprentice, NBCC Saint John Car Painting
Michael Joseph McGuire, Apprentice, NBCC Saint John Sheet Metal Work
Pascal Marquis, Apprentice, NBCC Woodstock Brick Masonry
Sam Esson, Apprentice, NBCC Moncton Precision Machining

Since January 2016, approximately 250 New Brunswick students and apprentices have participated in the provincial Skills competition. Gold medallists from each trade category in the provincial competitions are now among Team New Brunswick which is comprised of 40 students and apprentices from across New Brunswick.

"On behalf of NBCC, I’d like to say how proud we are of our students and apprentices heading to the national competition,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “This year’s competition is particularly special because we will have a home crowd cheering our Team on. New Brunswickers will be able to see first-hand how very skilled NBCC students and apprentices are, thanks to the support of employer partners who provide them with training experiences and opportunities like this."

Every year, more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada take part in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests at the SCNC. Skills Canada expects 5,000 people to visit the event this year. Visit for more information on the competitions and events.


Media contact:
Michelle Willcott
Communications Officer, NBCC
Phone: 506.453.8194 | Cell: 506.440.9105