The New Brunswick Skills Competition was held on April 28th, 2017, at Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) Bathurst Campus.
The Competition saw over 40 skilled trade and technology competitors participate in over 40 different contest categories ranging from Car Painting and Autobody Repair to Hairstyling and Cabinet Making.
There were four competitors in the Car Painting competition from two different campuses and apprenticeship regions. In the Autobody Repair competition there were seven competitors representing three apprenticeship regions and two different campuses.
In the Car Painting competition, the medalists were Jaycobb Hooper, Apprenticeship Saint John (Gold), Carrie Long, Apprenticeship Fredericton (Silver) and Catherine Chiasson, CCNB Bathurst (Bronze). In the Autobody Repair Competition, the medalists were Marc-André Benoit, Apprenticeship Bathurst Region (Gold), Brenden Paradis, NBCC Saint John (Silver) and Devon McDermott, Apprenticeship Saint John region, (Bronze).
Skills Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage youth participation in skilled trades and technologies. The gold medalists from the provincial competitions will have the opportunity to advance to the National Skills Canada Competition held in June in Winnipeg, Manitoba.