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WorldSkills Team Canada scores 5 medals in Brazil

Canadians also brought home 10 medallions of excellence.


August 18, 2015
by PLANT STAFF

WorldSkills Team Canada competitors.  Photo: Skills Canada

WorldSkills Team Canada competitors. Photo: Skills Canada

OTTAWA — Team Canada has collected five medals and 10 medallions for excellence at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015, a global showcase of the best in skilled trades and technologies training.

The Canadian team consists of 29 young people from across Canada who participated in 27 out of 50 team and/or individual skill areas relating to trades, technologies and service-oriented careers.

The top competitors collected two silver and three bronze medals.

Canada’s Best of Nation Award went to silver winner Sébastien Rémillard, 19, from Quebec City for his performance in the cooking competition.

Zachary Larose and Maxime Marineau, both 19 and from Hearst, Ont., picked up a bronze for mobile robotics. Tommy St-Martin, 19, from Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Que., took home a medallion for welding.

WorldSkills, which occurs every two years, brings together the best of member countries and regions and represent the best of their peers.

Skills/Compétences Canada is the Canadian member organization of WorldSkills International.

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 had 1,189 registered competitors from 59 countries and regions.

Canada’s winners are as follows:

Silver

Ryan Leedham, Aircraft Maintenance, Brookfield, NS
Sébastien Rémillard, Cooking, Quebec City, Que.

Bronze

Marc-Antoine Bettez, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Hebertville, Que.
Ryan Green, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance, Bowmanville, Ont.
Zachary Larose and Maxime Marineau, Mobile Robotics, Hearst, Ont.

Medallion of Excellence

Jacob Fluker, Electrical Installation, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
Kendrick Howe, Plumbing and Heating, Monarch, Alta.
Roxanne Kana, Graphic Design Technology, Quill Lake, Sask.
William Lebel, IT Network Systems Administration, Québec City, Que.
Brandon Liang, Automobile Technology, Camrose, Alta.
Karine Ouellet, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, Québec City, Que.
Jessica Pruneau, Hairdressing, Québec City, Que.
Patricia Roque, Fashion Technology, Vancouver, BC
Gabriel Santerre, Web Design, Mascouche region, Que.
Tommy St-Martin, Welding, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Que.

Click here for more information on WorldSkills São Paulo 2015.

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