CNA students clean up at provincial skills competition

4/7/2009 2:15:48 PM

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) students won a total of 39 medals in 22 different competitions during the 12th Annual Provincial Skilled Trade and Technology Competitions held in St. John’s last week.

Of the medals won by CNA students, 17 were gold, 10 were silver and the other 12 were bronze. The gold medal winners will go on to represent Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the national Skills Canada competition being held in Charlottetown from May 20-24.

In the Baking competition CNA’s Alicia Herritt won gold. The college’s students swept the Refrigeration competition with Jordan Cull taking gold, Derek Ryan winning silver and Mike Pinsent finishing with the bronze. Kyle Hennebury won gold and Daniel Bolger took the bronze in the Industrial Millwright Mechanic competition.

For Architectural Technology and Design it was Jason Garland winning gold and Philip Janes taking silver. Ryan Hennessey won bronze in Carpentry, while Matthew Benson took gold in Plumbing. In the competition for Automotive Service, Matthew Critch won gold and Mike McAuley took bronze. CNA students also swept the Autobody Repair competition with Kevin White, Charles Hatcher and Myles Gosse finishing first, second and third respectively.

The Welding competition also saw a sweep by CNA students, with Mitchell Wicks winning gold, William Mauger-Aylward taking silver, and Ryan Smith taking bronze. Craig Steele won silver in Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting. In Graphic Design, first, second and third place were won by Andrew Power, Allison Ezekiel, and Greg Wheeler respectively. Matthew Hancock won gold in the Website Development competition.

The Electronics competition saw Donald Bradley win gold and Jamie Kelly take silver. CNA students swept the IT PC Network competition with Michael Hopkins taking gold, Steve Butt silver, and Marc Burton bronze. Also in IT (Software Applications), gold was won by Stephanie Taylor, while Carmen Lyall took silver.

Jeff Wells won gold in Cooking, and Quinton White, bronze. Karl Laing won the bronze in Brick Masonry, while Nicholas Rowe took gold; Nicholas Marsdon took bronze in the Electrical Wiring competition.

The Car Painting competition was won by Charles Hatcher, while another sweep by CNA students came in the Sheet Metal competition, with Tyler Evans in first, Mitchell Edwards in second and Ian Budget finishing third.

Winners represented 11 of CNA’s 17 campuses including Prince Philip Drive and Ridge Road in St. John’s, Baie Verte, Labrador West, St. Anthony, Bonavista, Bay St. George, Burin, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Carbonear and Seal Cove.


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Stephen Lee
Manager of Marketing and Communications
College of the North Atlantic