The 2019 Skills Canada National CompetitionClick image to enlarge

Skills/Compétences Canada announced the final medal results of the 2019 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) on May 30.

More than 550 students and apprentices from across the country competed for the title of national champion in 44 skill areas at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. 

The skill areas represent six skilled trade and technology sectors, including transportation, construction, manufacturing and engineering, information technology, service and employment.

The winners in welding and sheet metal work:

Welding – secondary:

Benjamin Rainforth, gold – Red Deer College, MB

Brody Dunbar, silver – Sardis Secondary, BC

Dalton Schrader, bronze – Estevan Comprehensive School, SK

Welding – post-secondary:

Dayton Playford, gold – Red Deer College alumnus, MB

Connor Warren, silver – Halifax Shipyard

Evan Ross, bronze – Saint John Region, NB

Sheet metal work – post-secondary:

Mitchell Wiesinger, gold – Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Thomas Elliott, silver – Fanshawe College, ON

Corey Bickford, bronze – BCIT, BC

The full list of winners in all other skills categories, including machining, can be viewed here.

The only female welder in the competition was 16-year-old secondary school student Jaslynn Menton from Yellowknife. “I thought there’d be more girls,” Menton told Cabin Radio. “I’m hoping more girls will see me in skills and hopefully do welding.”

Next year’s SCNC will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre May 28-29, 2020.

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