CNA students successful at Skills Canada competition


4/14/2008 9:06:51 AM


The 11th Annual Provincial Skills Canada Skilled Trade and Technology competitions were held Friday, April 4 with a strong performance coming from College of the North Atlantic (CNA) students. The students competed in 20 post-secondary competitions, earning medals in 17 of them, including 15 Gold.

Gold medal winners now make up Team Newfoundland and Labrador that will compete at the Nationals in Saskatoon this June.

Gold medal winners from CNA included: Adam Gallop, Prince Philip Drive – Baking; Adam Chafe, Ridge Road – Refrigeration; Luke Mouland, Labrador City – Industrial Millwright Mechanic; Aaron Winter, Ridge Road – Architectural Technology and Design; Bernie Fitzgerald, Prince Philip Drive – Autobody Repair; Matthew MacDonald, Port Aux Basques – Welding; Matthew Stanley, Ridge Road – Mechanical CAD; Becki Peckham, Prince Philip Drive – Graphic Design; Jonathan Rogers, Prince Philip Drive – Internet Web Design; Stephen Genge, Ridge Road – Electronics; Michael Hopkins, Prince Philip Drive – IT PC Network; Carmen Lyall, Happy Valley Goose Bay – IT Software Applications; Neil Park, Bay St. George – Cooking; Mike McCarthy, Seal Cove – Electrical Wiring; and Matthew Jenkins, Burin – Sheet Metal.

Taking home silver medals were: Jeffrey Stone, Bay St. George – Automotive Service; Steve Gulliver, Prince Philip Drive – Autobody Repair; Erin Austin, Prince Philip Drive – Graphic Design; Matthew Hancock, Prince Philip Drive – Internet Web Design; Chris King, Prince Philip Drive – IT PC Network; Melissa Cole, Prince Philip Drive – IT Software Applications; Tara Nicholls, Prince Philip Drive – Cooking; Terry Layden, Carbonear – Brick Masonry; Donald Barker, Bonavista – Electrical Wiring; and Donald Crant, Burin – Sheet Metal.

Bronze medalists included: Jeremy Hamlyn, Happy Valley Goose Bay – Industrial Millwright Mechanic; Matthew Critch, Prince Philip Drive – Automotive Service; Justin Crocker, Prince Philip Drive – Autobody Repair; Christopher Andrews, Bay. St. George – Welding; Curtis Au, Prince Philip Drive – Graphic Design; and Courtney Drake, Burin – Sheet Metal.

CNA campuses also had a strong showing in the Top Placing Schools, with Prince Phillip Drive campus taking top honour and Ridge Road campus placing third.

Congratulations to all competitors and medal winners.

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For more information contact:
Glena McCarthy
Public Relations Assistant
College of the North Atlantic
(709) 643-6408





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