NB skilled trades and technologies competitors go for gold
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Skills Canada NB competitions set stage for national event
FREDERICTON, NB — This spring, competition in skilled trades and technologies are underway across New Brunswick. Over the next four weeks, high-school students and post-secondary students will be competing to win gold, silver, or bronze in their chosen trade or technology event. Winners will move on to the Canadian Skills Competition in Edmonton, Alberta.
“This competition is one of the best opportunities the students have for challenging themselves and demonstrating their capabilities,” said Luc Morin of Skills Canada NB. “The top students from across the province will be selected to participate as members of Team New Brunswick in the Skills Canada National Competition. At Nationals, the students will be competing with peers from across Canada – it’s an exciting venue for students to showcase their hard work, improve their trade skills and gain exposure to potential employment opportunities.”
Irving Oil, whose operations involve 12 trades ranging from pipefitting to electrical, is a proud sponsor of Skills Canada NB events, which showcases the next generation of the very best students in skilled trades and technologies.
“We’re proud to foster the development of skilled trade and technology careers here in New Brunswick,” said Mark Sherman, General Manager of the Irving Oil Refinery. “It takes a strong commitment to excellence to reach the provincial and national levels in these competitions and we commend the students for dedicating their all to be the top in their chosen field. It’s a win for the students and a win for the future needs of Canada’s skilled labour force.”
Skills/Compétences Canada® is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth. For a complete listing of all events and locations, please refer to attached document.