NBCC students shine at Skills Canada national competition

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FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) students and apprentices brought home five medals from the recent national Skills Canada competition.

The competition, now in its 24th year, was held in Edmonton, AB on June 4th-5th. Students and apprentices competed in several skilled trades sectors, including machining, plumbing, electrical installations, brick masonry, automotive service, pipefitting and sheet metal work.

Team New Brunswick sent 37 participants this year, including 12 students and apprentices from NBCC. Team New Brunswick had their best showing yet, bringing home 12 medals in total.

NBCC students and apprentices were pivotal to Team NB’s success, winning four silver medals and a bronze.

Aaron Johnson, an apprentice at NBCC Woodstock Campus, won a silver in Electrical Installations; Ashley Ritchie, an apprentice at NBCC Woodstock, took the silver in Brick Masonry; Justin McGrath, an apprentice at NBCC Saint John, earned a silver medal in the Steamfitter and Pipefitter category; and Carrie Long, an apprentice at NBCC Fredericton, brought home the silver in Car Painting. Jon Connors, a student at the Saint John campus, won bronze in Plumbing.

“NBCC students and apprentices represented our college community well at the National Skills Competition,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “Their achievements on the national stage speak highly of their skills and of the learning they have obtained at NBCC.”

With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially recognized post-secondary institution renowned for producing skilled, knowledgeable college graduates. NBCC offers students full-time concentrated study periods in one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. For more information, visit: www.nbcc.ca.

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Tanya Greer
Corporate Communications Coordinator
New Brunswick Community College
284 Smythe Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3C9
506-453-8194

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