November 23, 2007
Canada takes Medallion for Excellence in Auto Technology at WorldSkills competition
Nathan Banke of Ontario took home a medallion for Excellence in Auto Technology at WorldSkills. Click image to enlarge
Shizuoka, Japan – Nathan Banke of Ontario has taken home a Medallion for Excellence in Auto Technology at WorldSkills, an international skills competition for young people up to age 22. Other medals include Gold for Louis-Philippe Major of Quebec in Welding, and Gold for Nicolas Drouin of Quebec in Cooking.
The Canadian competitors were winners of their categories in the 2006 Canadian Skills Competition, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The event is an Olympic-style skills competition which showcases students’ technical and leadership skills. Students participate in practical challenges designed to test the skills required in technology and trade occupations. The competition also rewards students for excellence, directly involves industry in evaluating student performance, and keeps training relevant to the needs of employers.
On September 1 to 6, 2009, Canada will host the 40th WorldSkills competition in Calgary, Alberta.