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Canada’s future electrical pros shine at 2024 national skilled trades competition

June 13, 2024 | By Anthony Capkun

June 13, 2024 – Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) released the final medal results of the 2024 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Quebec City. Congratulations to all competitors, but especially the following from the Construction Category:

Electrical Installations (Post-Secondary)

• Gold: Keegan Sturge, Alberta
• Silver: Jack MacPhail, Prince Edward Island
• Bronze: Nik Ross, Manitoba

Electrical Installations (Secondary)

• Gold: Alexander Kay, British Columbia
• Silver: Bensen Doucette, Prince Edward Island
• Bronze: Joshua Dyck, Manitoba

Industrial Control (Post-Secondary)

• Eric Wu: British Columbia (also an RBC “Best of Region” award recipient)
• Silver: Mason Power, Newfoundland & Labrador
• Bronze: Ivan Vizcaino Jimenez, Prince Edward Island

“The Skills Canada National Competition allows us to engage with our country’s future skilled workforce and inform them of the many opportunities that exist in the skilled trades and technologies,” said Shaun Thorson, CEO. “Through interactive activities, they can discover their interests and the great careers that are available to them in these in-demand sectors.”

Over the course of the national competition, over 500 students and apprentices from across Canada competed for the title of national champion in over 40 Skill Areas. They were evaluated against industry standards.

The event also drew about 6000 student visitors, industry leaders and celebrities, government officials.

In addition, RBC Future Launch awarded successful participants from each province and territory with a $1500 Best of Region award, which recognizes up-and-coming leaders as they continue their education and training.

SCNC 2025 will be held at the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) District in Regina, May 29 and 30, 2025.

Skills/Compétences Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not-for-profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers among Canadian youth.

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