WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 announced!

Monday April 27, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 27, 2015 - The members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 have been officially announced! Congratulations! The 29-member team represents the country’s best youth in skilled trades and technologies competing in Brazil this August at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition.

The competitors named to WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 — all under 23 years of age and coming from different regions from across the country — rose to the top of the Skills Canada National Competition and completed the final step of qualification for the international team through the WorldSkills Canadian Trials, meeting pre-established Canadian standards in their respective fields. In São Paulo, Brazil, they will go up against more than 1,000 competitors from 72 WorldSkills member countries/regions, further testing their skills against international competency standards.

“We need young people like you, who excel in your field, to bring your talent to the workforce. I really hope that other young Canadians will look to all of you and think, ‘I can do that too!’ You are an inspiration to your peers, and to the rest of us as well,” said Pierre Poilievre, minister of employment and social development and minister of state (democratic reform). “This is why our government is helping young people pursue careers in the skilled trades through additional tax credits, grants, training programs and the new Canada Apprentice Loan.”

“The Team Canada competitors are the best of their generation in this country in skilled trades and technologies,” continued Shaun Thorson, Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) CEO. “They also represent Canada’s future potential. Professional education and training are the most important tools we can leverage in maintaining a strong and vibrant Canadian economy.”

The young people on Team Canada representing the manufacturing sector include:

• Carson Gustafson, Mechanical Engineering Design CAD of Lashburn, Sask.
• Trevor Fandrick, CNC Turning of Calmar, Alta.
• Tyler Magri, CNC Milling of Churchill, Ont.
• Brennan Roy-Bertin, Industrial Control of Edmonton, Alta.
• Phillip Bélanger, Mobile Robotics of Hearst, Ont.
• Maxime Marineau, Mobile Robotics of Hearst, Ont.
• Peter Lauser, Industrial Mechanics Millwright of Calgary, Alta.

CLICK HERE to see the full team.

Photo © Dave Chan

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