NL students, apprentices ready for 25th annual Skills Canada nationals

CNA has strong representation on Team NL

5/27/2019 1:49:11 PM

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The gold-medal winners from the Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador provincial competitions are in Halifax, Nova Scotia to attend the 25th annual Skills Canada nationals slated for May 27-30.

Post-secondary students, including several from College of the North Atlantic (CNA), and apprentices in skilled trades and technologies will vie for gold, silver and bronze medals in fields such as carpentry, welding, graphic design and hairstyling, while secondary students will compete in trade, technology and employability skill areas, such as job interview and public speaking. Team Newfoundland and Labrador 2019 is comprised of 47 competitors from the province, along with technical experts, volunteers and staff.
Team Newfoundland and Labrador
“Skills Canada is proud to be a leader of the Skills Movement and provide young skilled trades people and technologists with an opportunity to showcase excellence in their fields,” said Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Executive Director, Carole Ann Ryan.

Skills Canada Nationals will bring together over 550 young people from all provinces and territories to compete in over 40 skilled trade, technology and employability skill areas. The main goals of this competition are to provide competitors with hands-on work experience, while raising awareness of the value of careers in skilled trades and technologies.

The WorldSkills Team Canada Trials will also take place during this week with top-placing performers earning a spot on WorldSkills Team Canada to compete at the WorldSkills Competition this August in Kazan, Russia. Andrew Miller and Evan Rideout, both of Team Newfoundland and Labrador 2019, have been selected to compete at the upcoming trials. Attached is a complete listing of members of Team Newfoundland and Labrador 2019.

The 2019 Annual Skills Canada National Competition is the 25th annual instalment of this prestigious event and, in past years, competitors from Newfoundland and Labrador have performed extremely well. Further details on Team NL’s performance will be provided to media after the team’s homecoming while live updates will be available through Skills Canada NL’s Twitter feed (@Skills_NL), Facebook page (Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador) & Instagram page (@skillscanadanl).

For more information:

Jess Baldwin:
Communications Specialist
709-739-4172 (office) / 709-573-0170 (cell)

Kenney Purchase:
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
709-739-4172 (office) / 709-740-0385 (cell)