Top talent awarded at Skills Canada National Competition 2016

Monday June 20, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Top talent awarded at Skills Canada National Competition 2016
PHOTO: Skills Canada
Jun. 20, 2016 - Congratulations to the winners of the 22nd Skills Canada National Competition, the “only national multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country.” Over the course of two days, competitors from provinces and territories across Canada were tested and evaluated based on industry standards. The organization says more than 200 medals were awarded to champions in six skilled trade or technology sectors.

“The goal of this annual competition is to recognize the excellence of young Canadians in the skilled trades and technologies,” said Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills/Compétences Canada. “We would like to congratulate all of the competitors for their accomplishments; they represent the future of our country and of our economy. We also want to thank and acknowledge the ongoing support from the Government of Canada and our many sponsors for working with us to ensure that there is a bright future for Canada's skilled trade and technology workforce.”

This is also a qualifying year for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, and prospects for Team Canada were announced at the closing ceremony. According to the organization, the students will have the opportunity to qualify to be a part of global competition.

Congratulations to the medal winners in the various manufacturing/automation sectors!

• Automation and Control (post secondary) Gold: Ryley LaFrance, Alberta        
• Automation and Control (post secondary) Silver: Mark Francis, British Columbia        
• Automation and Control (post secondary) Bronze: Maxime Savard, Quebec        
• CNC Machining (post secondary) Gold: Jonathan Adair, Ontario                
• CNC Machining (post secondary) Silver: Silas Meeches, Manitoba                
• CNC Machining (post secondary) Bronze: Asheeshpal Jagdeo, British Columbia            
• Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (post secondary) Gold: Mark Gauvin, British Columbia
• Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (post secondary) Silver: Travis Skorupski, Manitoba
• Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (post secondary) Bronze: Deanna Reynolds, Alberta
• Mechanical CADD (post secondary) Gold: David Lister, Yukon                    
• Mechanical CADD (post secondary) Silver: Gary Hong, Quebec                    
• Mechanical CADD (post secondary) Bronze: Nathan Honsberger, Saskatchewan        
• Mechanical CADD (secondary) Gold: Alex DiPaola, Ontario                    
• Mechanical CADD (secondary) Silver: Leif Blake, Yukon                        
• Mechanical CADD (secondary) Bronze: Amber Hammermeister, Saskatchewan            
• Mechatronics (post secondary) Gold: Avery Bird & Theodor Willert, Ontario    
• Mechatronics (post secondary) Silver: Francis Moisan & Jérémy Ménard, Quebec            
• Mechatronics (post secondary) Bronze: Spencer Pelzer & Ghester Soriano, Alberta
• Precision Machining (post secondary) Gold: Jaclyn Bérubé, Quebec            
• Precision Machining (post secondary) Silver: Sam Esson, New Brunswick            
• Precision Machining (post secondary) Bronze: Kacper Lasecki, Ontario            
• Precision Machining (secondary) Gold: David Garrett, Ontario                
• Precision Machining (secondary) Silver: Jérémi Labarre, Quebec                
• Precision Machining (secondary) Bronze: Chase Seale, Saskatchewan            
• Robotics (secondary) Gold: Brock Chiasson, Sean Furber, Brett Guenther & James Thiessen, Saskatchewan
• Robotics (secondary) Silver: Joseph Chung, Matthew Giorno, Dariusz Kulpinski & Meghan Macias, Ontario
• Robotics (secondary) Bronze: Connor Dickeson, Ryley Holliday, Thomas Keehn & Traycer Walker, British Columbia

CLICK HERE for the complete list of 2016 winners.

The 2017 Skills Canada National Competition is scheduled to take place May 31 to June 3 in Winnipeg, Man.

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