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Top talent awarded at Skills Canada competition

Canada's best and brightest skilled trade and technology students received official recognition for their outstanding performance as Skills/Compétences Canada announced the results of the Skills Canada National Competition.


May 17, 2012  


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Canada’s best and brightest skilled trade and technology students received official recognition for their outstanding performance as Skills/Compétences Canada announced the results of the Skills Canada National Competition.

The closing ceremonies, held Wednesday in Edmonton, were highlighted by the parade of champions and the announcement of the Members of Team Canada, whose next stop will be WorldSkills Leipzig 2013.

The competition is the only national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country. The event took place May 14-15 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre where 40 different assigned projects were showcased in major skilled trade and technology categories.

Competitors were evaluated by independent judges from the respective industry sectors, who based their decisions on industry standards and established work practices, including such criteria as quality of work, safety, cleanliness, skill level and creativity.

A total of 180 medals were awarded to the top champions in six skilled trade and technology categories: transportation, construction, manufacturing, information and technology, service and employment.

The 35 members of Team Canada heading to Leipzig, Germany next year will compete in 33 skill categories against more than 900 competitors from 51 countries.