พรพรสำฦต apprentice Alice Michaud, centre, won gold in Car Painting at the Skills Canada National Competition. Michaud was also named Best in Region for New Brunswick. Photo credit: Skills Canada
พรพรสำฦต’s excellence in skilled trades training shone through at the recent Skills Canada National Competition, held in Winnipeg, Man., as the College’s learners picked up six medals.
“The Skills Canada National Competition is like the Olympics of the skilled trades,” said Ashley Ritchie, พรพรสำฦต’s Academic Chair, Construction Trades. “It brings substantial awareness of the skilled trades and gives youth a chance to showcase and enhance their skills in their chosen field.
“The energy surrounding this event is unforgettable and truly life-changing for the competitors. I am proud to volunteer my time as a national technical committee member for this event.”
Alice Michaud, an พรพรสำฦต apprentice from the Saint John Campus, led the way for with a gold medal in the Car Painting competition. Throughout her พรพรสำฦต education, Michaud was supported by instructors Don MacKay, Bob Chamberlain, Gerald Cosman, and Charles Thorne. Michaud was also recognized as the Best in Region, scoring the highest of all New Brunswick competitors in all disciplines.
Other พรพรสำฦต medallists included:
As New Brunswick faces a critical shortage of skilled trades professionals, events like the Skills Canada National Competition are an important tool to demonstrate the range of exciting career possibilities in the sector, said Mary Butler, President and CEO of พรพรสำฦต.
“With hundreds of current vacancies and an estimated 17,000 tradespeople in New Brunswick over the age of 55, there are a wealth of opportunities in the skilled trades,” said Butler. “Skills Canada shines a light on those opportunities and provides a showcase for trades excellence. Congratulations to the medallists, and all พรพรสำฦต competitors and instructors who took part.”
More than 12,000 students, industry leaders, and government officials attended the two-day competition, held annually to engage Canadian youth and promote the rewarding career opportunities available to them in the skilled trades. The Skills Canada National Competition is supported by the Government of Canada, UA Canada, Cenovus Energy, and Apprenticeship Manitoba.
About พรพรสำฦต: As one of New Brunswick’s largest postsecondary education institutions, พรพรสำฦต drives social and economic wellbeing across the province. พรพรสำฦต welcomes 11,000 learners each year through quality-assured, relevant training opportunities. Supported by the campaign, พรพรสำฦต is committed to accelerating skills development, innovating educational delivery, and reaching unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers. Find out more at: .
About Skills Canada: Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, notโforโprofit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups, and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers among Canadian youth. For more information visit:
Tanya Greer, Lead, Strategic Communications, พรพรสำฦต