Skills competition was no match for CNA students

3/30/2010 2:07:45 PM

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) students won a total of 38 medals in 19 different competitions during the 13th Annual Provincial Skilled Trade and Technology Competitions held in St. John’s on March 26th.

“It was an exciting, fun-filled day and the college competitors once again proved they are dedicated, motivated, and highly skilled,” said John Oates, President of Skills Canada- Newfoundland and Labrador and Campus Administrator of CNA’s Ridge Road campus.

Of the medals won by CNA, 12 were gold, 15 were silver and 11 were bronze. The gold medal winners will go on to represent Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the national Skills Canada competition being held in Waterloo, Ontario in May.

In the Baking competition CNA’s Vicki George won gold. College student Krystal Young won silver in the Hairstyling competition with Raya Winter taking silver in the Aesthetics competition. Dennis Janes took silver and Eric Preziosi took bronze in the Industrial Millwright Mechanic competition.

For Architectural Technology and Design it was Kyle Kearsey winning gold and Daniel Bridger taking silver with Heather Blackwood taking the bronze. Christopher Puckering cleaned up by winning the gold medal for the Automotive Service competition with Adam Parsons winning silver.

CNA students also swept the Autobody Repair competition with Kevin White, Bernie Fitzgerald and Stephen Gulliver winning gold, silver and bronze respectively.

The Welding competition also saw a sweep by CNA students, with Bradley Andrews winning gold, Robert Brake taking silver, and Douglas Dominic taking bronze. Matthew Pin won silver in Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting. In Graphic Design, first, second and third place were won by Andrew Power, Marissa Lockyear, and Alan Grant respectively. Matthew Hancock won gold in the Internet Web Design competition.

The Electronics competition saw Ryan Skanes win gold and Andrew Abbass take silver. CNA students swept the IT PC Network competition with Marc Burton taking gold, Ryan Simms silver, and Matthew Colford bronze. Also in IT (Software Applications), gold was won by Victoria Williams, silver went to Tanya Preziosi and the bronze was won by Pamela Warford.

Brittany Oram won gold in Cooking, and Kara Toope took silver. James Gear won the bronze in Brick Masonry while Timothy McDavid took gold and Carson Dunville won bronze in the Electrical Wiring competition.

Another sweep by CNA students came in the Sheet Metal competition, with Charles Smith in first, Katherine Kenway in second and Ryan Dicks finishing third. Stephen Rogers, Kelsey Power and Kyla Collins took first, second and third respectively in the Printing competition.

Winners represented 11 of CNA’s 17 campuses including Prince Philip Drive and Ridge Road in St. John’s, Placentia, Port Aux Basques, Bay St. George, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador West, Seal Cove, Gander, Burin, and Corner Brook. CNAs Prince Philip Drive campus placed the highest with Ridge Road campus placing third for top placing schools in the province.


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Colleen Connors
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College of the North Atlantic
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