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Competitors for WorldSkills Canadian Trials Announced - Outcome to determine WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 competing in Brazil

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SOURCE Skills/Compétences Canada

OTTAWA, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Skills Canada announced the names of the 31 young men and women who will participate in the WorldSkills Canadian Trials taking place throughout Canada in January and February 2015.

The selection is based on the highest ranked and age eligible medalist in each applicable contest area from the recent Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), held in June, in Toronto. SCNC hosted over 500 competitors from across Canada in 43 different skilled trade and technology areas.

At the upcoming WorldSkills Canadian Trials, competitors reaching pre-established Canadian standards will be named to WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 and will participate in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, in São Paulo, in August 2015. The WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 Competition will be held from August 11-16 at the Anhembi Park, one of the largest conference centres in Latin America. More than 1,000 competitors from over 65 countries and regions, 1,000 experts, 3,000 volunteers and over 200,000 visitors are expected.

The WorldSkills Canadian Trials represent a new step in the Team Canada selection process.

"By introducing the Trials, we will ensure that those competing on the international stage have met a minimum standard and this will better prepare them to be successful at the WorldSkills Competition," said Shaun Thorson, Skills Canada's CEO. "We are raising the bar for Team Canada and we feel confident that this will result in even better international performances."

Participants at the 2015 WorldSkills Canadian Trials are:

Competitor Name

Contest

Hometown

Province

Samuel Daoust

4 - Mechatronics

Terrebonne

QC

Olivier Vandal

4 - Mechatronics

Mascouche

QC

Carson Gutafson

5 - Mechanical Engineering Design CAD

Lashburn

SK

Trevor Fandrick

6 - CNC Turning

Calmar

AB

Tyler Magri

7 - CNC Milling

Churchill

ON

Tommy St-Martin

10 - Welding

Notre-Dame-des-Prairies

QC

Justin Dambitis

13 - Autobody Repair

Rocky View County

AB

Ryan Leedham

14 - Aircraft Maintenance

Yellowknife

NT

Kendrick Howe

15 – Plumbing and Heating

Monarch

AB

Winston Lord

16 - Electronics

Mississauga

ON

Gabriel Santerre

17 – Web Design

Mascouche

QC

Jacob Fluker

18 – Electrical Installations

Fort Saskatchewan

AB

Brennan Roy-Bertin

19 – Industrial Control

Edmonton

AB

Marc-Olivier Roy

20 - Bricklaying

Laurierville

QC

Phillip Bélanger

23 – Mobile Robotics

Hearst

ON

Maxime Marineau

23 - Mobile Robotics

Hearst

ON

Rylan Dekok

24 - Cabinetmaking

Picture Butte

AB

Maxime Gauvreau

26 - Carpentry

Terrebonne

QC

Jessica Pruneau

29 – Hairdressing

Québec

QC

Kaitlyn Hoiles

30 – Beauty Therapy

Kingston

ON

Patricia Roque

31 – Fashion Technology

Richmond

BC

Karine Ouelette

32 - Confectioner/Pastry Cook

Québec

QC

Brandon Liang

33 – Automobile Technology

Camrose

AB

Sébastien Rémillard

34 - Cooking

Québec

QC

Kassandra Bilodeau

36 – Car Painting

St-Bernard

QC

Gabriel Tessier

37 – Landscape Gardening

Marieville

QC

Gabriel Lévesque

37 - Landscape Gardening

Beloeil

QC

Marc-Antoine Bettez

38 – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Hébertville

QC

William Lebel

39 - IT - Network Systems Administration

Québec

QC

Roxanne Kanak

40 – Graphic Design Technology

Quill Lake

SK

Peter Lauser

D3 – Industrial Mechanics Millwright

Calgary

AB

TBC

D4 - Heavy Vehicle Maintenance

TBC

TBC

 

About Skills/Compétences Canada
Skills/Compétences Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not-for-profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth. For information on Skills Canada's programs and competitions visit www.skillscanada.com.

 

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