Medalists have been announced for the Nova Scotia Skills competition which was held at the Nova Scotia Community College campus in Stellarton earlier this week and some local competitors are at the top of the list.
Every spring, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia presents this Olympic-style competition which brings together students and apprentices from across the province to compete in their chosen skilled trades and technologies. Bronze, silver and gold are awarded to the top competitors, with most gold medalists advancing to the Skills Canada National Competition, which will be taking place in Vancouver.
About 300 Nova Scotia Community College students take part in the provincial competition.
Students from the Pictou Campus won gold in CNC Machining, Electronics and Plumbing as well as numerous medals in other areas.
Here is a list of the winners in each category.
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Bronze – Alex MacLean
Silver – Mitch Armstrong
Gold – Jimmy Bowes
Bronze – Devin Petroff (NSCC Pictou)
Silver – Meris Mosher
Gold – Justin Leggett (NSCC Pictou)
Bronze – Jonathan Kirwan
Silver – Amanda Blue
Gold – Richard Edwards (NSCC Pictou)
Bronze – Caitlin Howell
Silver – Christina MacDonald
Gold – Brianna Hiltz
Bronze – Chris MacDonald (NSCC Pictou)
Silver – James Rankin (NSCC Pictou)
Gold – Matt MacInnis (NSCC Pictou)
Bronze – Joshua Askeland (NSCC Pictou)
Silver – Cory Mailman (NSCC Pictou)
Gold – Tanner Spinney