Skills Canada competitions hit the east coast

By CRM Staff

Jean-Francois Michaud finished with a gold medal in autobody repair at the provincial Skills Competition in New Brunswick.  

Fredericton, New Brunswick — April 21, 2014 — Skills Canada recently held  its provincial competitions in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, with first place winners earning a spot in the national championships in Toronto.

Skills Canada New Brunswick was held on April 5 at CARSTAR Fredericton and featured six students from three New Brunswick post secondary schools competing in autobody repair competitions, specifically manual dent repairs, plastic repair projects and frame measurements. 

Four students also competed in car painting and had to work on a scratch repair, and had to apply primer and a basecoat to an aftermarket fender.

Jaycobb Hooper won gold in the car painting category, while Jean-Francois Michaud took home top honours in the autobody repair category. Both students will join over 500 gold medal winners in Toronto from June 4 to 7 for Skills Canada’s national event.

The Newfoundland and Labrador event was held on April 4, housed within the College of the North Atlantic – Prince Phillip Drive Campus. Over 200 finalists competed for spots on the provincial team to vie for gold medals in the autobody and painting categories.

“Every year the student and apprentice competitors in our Skills Canada Provincial Competitions raise the bar of excellence in their fields,” says Carole Ann Ryan, Executive Director of Skills Canada NL. “Skills Canada NL thrives on celebrating skilled workers in our province and showing youth the meaningful and rewarding careers that are available in the skilled trade and technology sectors. We are eager to bring another talented team to the Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto this spring.”

Evan Cox won gold in the automotive service category, with Jeremy Pope and Jamie Bauld earning silver and bronze medals respectively.

Brandon Drover edged out silver medalist Ryan Parsons and bronze medalist Clark Fowler for top honours in the autobody repair category, while Craig Locke won gold in car painting.

For more information on Skills Canada, please visit SkillsCanada.com.  




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