• Skills Canada NWT
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7th Annual TSC 2005

Sparks fly at skilled trades and technical competition

Skills Canada NWT/NU's 7 th annual Territorial Skills Competition promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to northern youth. The one-day event engaged 110 young people in 18 trades/technology contests with the gold medal winners qualifying to represent the Team NWT/NU at the Canadian Skills Competition in Edmonton in June.

Click here for photos from the event

This year's competition was held on Thursday, April 21 st in Yellowknife at Sir John Franklin High School, St. Patrick High School, and the Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre.

The accompanying Career Expo, sponsored by the Department of Education, Culture, and Employment North Slave region attracted 1,300 students from eight schools and 28 exhibitors and employers. How about that for an interactive career exploration!

“Anyone who visited the competition sites witnessed the pride and dedication of the young competitors and contest organizers. Hopefully the message is getting out about the numerous job openings and competitive salaries of skilled trades and technical careers”, explained Skills Canada NWT/NU Executive Director, Guy Barnable. “Sir John Franklin High School, St. Patrick High School, and the Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre were incredibly accommodating venues and active promoters of skilled trades and technical careers.”

What follows is a list of results from the 2005 Territorial Skills Competition plus the composition of Team NWT/NU 2005:

Contest Gold Medalist
Welding Lawrence Lafferty
TV/Video Production Miranda Booth & Morgan Barrett, Yellowknife
Carpentry Mitchell Madsen, Yellowknife
Prepared Speech Lauren Solski, Iqaluit
Worksite Safety Peter Boggis, Yellowknife
Worksite Safety (Jr) Laura Corey, Yellowknife
Electrical Wiring Matthew Fraser, Yellowknife
Graphic Design Andrea Fleury, Yellowknife
Heavy Duty Mechanic Reg Evans, Hay River
Small Powered Equipment Kyle Wheaton, Yellowknife
Restaurant Service (Post Secondary) Julian Morse, Yellowknife
Restaurant Service (Secondary) Aaron Morrison, Yellowknife
Plumbing Lee Buller, Yellowknife
Aesthetics Paige MacIntosh, Yellowknife
Aircraft Maintenance Mark Roberts, Yellowknife
Culinary Arts (Post Secondary) Ethan Mackenzie, Yellowknife
Culinary Arts (Secondary) Thomas McOuat, Yellowknife
Auto Service Chris Gillander, Yellowknife
Hairstyling (Post Secondary) Sheilla Aoudla, Iqaluit
Hairstyling (Secondary) Gillian Rivers, Yellowknife
Diamond Polishing (Round Brilliant) Lisa Ulrich, Yellowknife
Diamond Polishing (Straight Line Fancy) Noonee Spanspariel, Yellowknife

NWT Participation: 88 Participants Nunavut Participation: 22 Participants
Yellowknife: 74 Iqaluit: 14
Fort Smith: 7 Cape Dorset: 3
Hay River: 4 Kugaaruk: 2
Fort Simpson: 2 Pond Inlet: 2
Rae: 1 Taloyoak: 1

Will compete at 2005 Canadian Skills Competition in Edmonton, June 3-6
Mandy Lyons
Lee Buller
Lana Shave
Miranda Booth
Reg Evans
Morgan Barrett
Ashley Tufts
Andrea Fleury
Peter Boggis
Matthew Fraser
Mark Roberts
Mitchell Madsen
Lauren Solski
Gillian Rivers
Kyle Wheaton
Jennifer Twerdin
Lawrence Lafferty
Sheilla Aoudla
Ethan Mackenzie
Elizabeth Harrison
Eliane Kanayuk-Gabriel Thor Simonsen
Sarah Critelli-Kerr Chris Gillander
Thomas McOuat
Aaron Morrison

Thanks to our Program Sponsors as well as the following community and youth-minded businesses/organizations who sponsored the event:

St. Patrick High School Sir John Franklin High School Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre
Finning Canada North Slave Region of GNWT Petersen & Auger
BHP Billiton Workers' Compensation Board NT/NU Diavik Diamond Mines
Ryfan Electric Central Mechanical Systems Buffalo School of Aviation
Le Frolic Bistro Le Frolic Catering Le Stock Pot
Essentials 98 Ltd. Rotary Club of Yellowknife Aurora College
Yellowknife Co-op Diana Curtis Design City of Yellowknife
Merle Norman Spa Construction Association of the NWT CBC North
Tamarack Computers Bartle & Simpson Co. Ltd. EECOL Electric
Igloo Building Supplies Westburne Electric Foothills Acoustics
JSL Mechanical Elite Commercial Flooring J&R Mechanical
Clark Builders NWT Housing Corporation Acklands-Grainger Inc
Pro Can Tools Nahanni Construction Slades Fire Protection
Office Compliments PCL Constructors Northern Northern Food Services
Old Town Landing The Explorer Hotel EMCO Frontier Mining

Thank you to the Volunteers who brought spirit to our event. Special thanks to the volunteer Tech Chairs who coordinated our competitions:

Karen Staples Mark Plouffe Maggie Butz Bill Aho Chad Bruce
Mike Botha Norby Gerstel Al Hoeft Jay Pickering Darren Fraser
Rares Ungureanu Pierre LePage Kevin Stroeder Tami Johnson Margaret Purdy
Greg Skauge Gary Milligan Herb Lannaghan Sandi Dowdall Doug Wourms
Kate Bruce Peter Kalyn Carol Moore Mary Rivers Ann Kall
Zenia Kalyn Stacy Ogilvie Cindy Tom Anna Case Sherry Lovely
Cathy Olson Lori Twissell Vivian Gustafson Joanne McGrath Allyson Stroeder
Rose von Shilling Robert Ward Shawn Whiteman Julie Vaillancourt  

Thanks to the North Slave region of the GNWT for organizing our Career Expo!

What did competitors have to say about the event?

Niki Yoder - I enjoyed it very much, I'll be back next year.

Sheilla Aoudla - I had a lot of fun!! Hope to come back again.

Peter Boggis - Very well done!!

Julian Morse - More challenging then I expected.

Danny Acton - I learned lots I didn't know. Thanks to all the judges.

Micheal Francis - Thanks for having me. I had fun!!

Jennifer Twerdin - I would recommend this to people because it's a great challenge and also a great experience.

Lauren Solski - A great trip, a great experience and I can't wait until next year!!

Ashley Tufts - Great peope, the competition itself was well organized and the materials needed were all accessible,
good location, right amount of time needed to complete everything.

Katie Heine - It's a great opportunity to learn and have fun I loved it!!!

Elizabeth Harrison - Thanks for making this competition available.

Patrick Lyall – Keep up the good work!!


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