Team NL wins 10 medals at national Skills Canada competition

5/25/2010 3:25:26 PM

The 16th Annual Skills Competences Canada competition was held in Waterloo, Ontario from May 20-23, with a strong performance coming from College of the North Atlantic (CNA) students.

Team Newfoundland and Labrador walked away with 10 medals in total, six in the post-secondary category and four in the secondary category.

“I am pleased to say that Team Newfoundland and Labrador represented our province with pride, honour, and distinction,” said John Oates, President of Skills Canada NL and Campus Administrator of CNA’s Ridge Road campus. “They were absolutely fantastic. We are so very, very proud of them all. This is also another testament to the quality of our instructors, our curriculum, and our college.”

Andrew Power of Conception Bay South, representing Prince Philip Drive campus, took home gold in the Graphic Design competition. Power was also selected to represent Canada at the WorldSkills Competition being held in London, England in October 2011.

Stephen Rogers of Calatina (Prince Philip Drive campus) received gold in the Printing competition; he was also named Best of Region for obtaining the highest score of any competitor from Newfoundland and Labrador. A gold medal went to Timothy McDavid of St. John’s (Seal Cove campus) in the Electrical Wiring/Installations competition; Kyle Kearsey of St. John’s (Ridge Road campus) won gold in Architectural Design/Technology; Ryan Skanes of Mount Pearl (Ridge Road campus) won a silver medal in the Electronics competition and Marc Burton of St. John’s (Prince Philip Drive campus) took home a bronze in the IT/PC Network Support competition.

In the secondary category, Jamie Warren of Holy Spirit High School won gold in the Job Interview Skills competition, Emma Power of Frank Roberts Junior High won silver for Graphic Design, Stephanie House of Bishops College took home a bronze for Photography and Alexandria Matthews, of Gonzaga High School, received a bronze medal in the Job Skill Demonstration competition.


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