Clean sweeps for Red River College, Vancouver Community College at provincial skills competitions

Manitoba medalists in the Car Painting competition. From left: Jessica Tomchuck, Ashley Weber and Nicola Gosselin.

By Dylan O’Hagan

Peterborough, Ontario — April 20, 2016 — Provincial skill competitions are heating up across the country. Results are in from Manitoba and British Columbia, and the Gold medal winners will now go onto the national competition. The Skills Canada national competition will take place June 5 to 8 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Looking at the Manitoba competition, Johan Wiebe captured Gold, Harlan Perchotte won Silver and Gage Gale took home the Bronze medal in Autobody Repair at the Post-Secondary level. All three are students at Red River College in Winnipeg. In the Car Painting competition, Ashley Weber will move on to the national round with a Gold medal win, Jessica Tomchuck captured Silver and Nicola Gosselin won Bronze.

Students from Vancouver Community College swept the Post-Secondary Autobody Repair competition in British Columbia, with Roeloph Clemens winning the Gold, Mathew Copp the Silver and the Bronze medal going to Jason Sherle.

Roeloph Clemens and Johan Wiebe will go on to the national competition in Moncton. The overall winner of the Canada-wide competition will join Team Canada and represent our country at the 2017 WorldSkills Competition. The WorldSkills event will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi.

For more information on Skills Canada competitions, please visit skillscompetencecanada.com.


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