New Brunswick Skills Competition attracts thousands of students

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario — April 23, 2019 — Thousands of students gathered to the New Brunswick community college for the provincial skills competition on April 12.

The brand-new facility brought in more than 2,000 students to tour the college and check out the collision repair trade. Don MacKay was instrumental in organizing and overseeing the event.

About 24 students competed in the car painting and autobody competition, who were judged by industry volunteers and educators.

For the autobody competition, it was divided into two sections, the rocker panel project and the plastic repair of a bumper. For the car painting competition, the contest was judged upon three sections, painting a panel, repairing a scratch panel, and preparing the panel for spot paint and clear coat.

Director of Skills Canada Collision Repair Program Network Canada Leanne Jefferies told Collision Repair that they had set up a virtual spray paint booth for students to come by and try. The gave students a taste of the collision repair industry as a potential career path.

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