May 24, 2002
FREDERICTON (CNB) -- New Brunswick will be represented by nine New Brunswick Community College students from four college campuses at the eight annual Skills Canada Competition to be held later this month in Vancouver.
"I can think of no better ambassadors for training in our province than the students who are currently benefiting from top-notch instruction," McFarlane said. "I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Team NB for their achievements thus far. I wish them the best as they represent our province with pride."
Skills Canada competitions are annual Olympic-style skills competitions organized at regional, provincial, national and international levels to showcase students' technical and leadership skills. Students participate in practical challenges designed to test skills required in technology and trade occupations.
Team NB will go to Vancouver from May 30 to June 2 to compete in this national forum. The team will also include competitors chosen from high school and private training institutions. The roster for Team NB includes:
Post Secondary - Scott Bastarache (NBCC-Saint John), Donald Blacquier (NBCC-Saint Andrews), Alain Doucet (NBCC-Bathurst), Scott Dunbar (NBCC-Saint Andrews), Philip McAllister (NBCC-Moncton), Adam McGaghey (NBCC-Saint John), Gary Porter (NBCC-Moncton), Martine Thériault (NBCC-Moncton), Chris Sykes (NBCC-Saint John), Cheryl Arseneault (Collège Medes College-Moncton), Shari Doody (Academy of Hair Design-Saint John), Kevin Goodine (Carpentry Training Centre-Saint John), and Rod Taylor (CompuCollege-Fredericton).
Secondary - Pierre Babineau (Cité des Jeunes - Edmundston), Adam Béland (Ecole aux quatre vents - Dalhousie), Charles Bernard (Ecole Secondaire Népisiguit - Bathurst), Emmanuelle Jean (Polyvalente W. A. Losier - Tracadie-Sheila), Daniel Levesque (École aux quatre vents - Dalhousie), Rémy Mazerolle (Ecole Secondaire Népisiguit - Bathurst), Christian Ouellet (Cité des Jeunes - Edmundston), Catherine Payne (Bathurst High School), Mathieu Roussel (Cité des Jeunes - Edmundston), Erin Schwenger (Bathurst High School), and Geneviève St-Pierre (École Marie-Esther - Shippagan).
MEDIA CONTACT: Shawn Hearn, director of corporate communications, Training and Employment Development, 506-453-2568.