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May 31, 2017

NBCC students going for gold at National Skills Canada Competition

FREDERICTON – This year, 13 New Brunswick Community College students and apprentices will represent New Brunswick at the national Skills Canada competition

Since January 2017, approximately 250 New Brunswick students and apprentices have participated in the provincial Skills competitions. Gold medalists from each trade and skill category in the provincial competitions have been invited to represent Team New Brunswick at the national competition. This year Team New Brunswick is sending 39 competitors. 

This will be one of the largest contingents of NBCC students and apprentices competing at the national event. 

“On behalf of NBCC, I want to say how proud we are of our 13 students and apprentices who have earned spots on Team New Brunswick and at the national Skills Canada competition,” said Marilyn Luscombe, president and CEO of NBCC. “The continued success of NBCC students at Skills Canada events, at both the provincial and national levels, is a testament to the quality and dedication of our instructors and programs.” 

The national Skills Canada competition brings together more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada to participate in more than 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. The 2017 national event is being hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 31 – June 1.

NBCC students and apprentices who have qualified to compete for Team New Brunswick at the 2017 Skills Canada competition: 



Home Campus

NBCC Students:

Aaron Johnson

Electrical Installations

NBCC Woodstock

Colin Kelly


NBCC Saint John

Ben Hill

Industrial Mechanics

NBCC Saint John

Alysha Saulnier


NBCC Saint Andrews

Pascal Doiron

Automotive Service

NBCC Moncton

Anthony Bonspille

CNC Machining

NBCC Moncton

Kyle Hébert


NBCC Miramichi

NBCC Apprentices:



Ashley Ritchie (Bent)

Brick Masonry

Apprenticeship Woodstock

Justin McGrath

Steamfitter & Pipefitter

Apprenticeship Saint John

Jeremy Price

Sheet Metal Work

Apprenticeship Moncton

Shawn Hébert

Refrigeration HVAC

Apprenticeship Moncton

Andrew Kennah

Heavy Equipment Service

Apprenticeship Fredericton

Jaycobb Hooper

Car Painting

Apprenticeship Saint John

Media contact 
Melissa Wah 
Corporate communications coordinator, NBCC
Phone: 506.453.8194