2018 Team Nova Scotia at SCNC

At the Skills Canada National Competition this year in Edmonton, Team Nova Scotia was represented in 37 skill categories in the following sectors: construction, employment, information technology, manufacturing & engineering, services, and transportation.

The competitions took place over two days, with approximately 550 competitors representing every province and territory. Skilled trade celebrities Paul LaFrance, Kate Campbell, Sherry Holmes, and Mandy Rennehan participated in the event. The 25th annual SCNC will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 28-29, 2019.

Team Nova Scotia won 15 medals in 13 categories: 3 bronze, 5 silver, and 7 gold.  The secondary medalists came from Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education; Post secondary medalists came from the Nova Scotia Community College, and Apprenticeship.

“Competitors on Team Nova Scotia have been training with their coaches for weeks in preparation for the SCNC. These youth are so dedicated to their skills, and the results prove how exceptional Nova Scotia’s training is,” says Robin Lorway, Executive Director of Skills Canada – Nova Scotia. “With expert level training and an amazing team experience, some members of Team Nova Scotia now approach the remainder of their education, while others enter Nova Scotia’s workforce, both with confidence and advocacy.”

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence. Team Nova Scotia’s participation in the SCNC was made possible in part through partnerships with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Nova Scotia Community College.





  • Andrew Edwards, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Apprentice
  • Nicole Hamilton, Car Painting, Apprentice
  • Zach Walsh. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Apprentice
  • Diana Davidson, Landscape Gardening, Apprentice
  • Chad Merrett, Landscape Gardening, NSCC Kingstec
  • Hunter Redmond, Video Production, Cobequid Educational Centre
  • Hannah Crouse, Video Production, South Colchester Academy



  • Jacob Rand, Baking (PS), NSCC Akerley
  • Dawid Reiss, Sprinkler Systems, Apprentice
  • Brendan Ashworth, Plumbing, Apprentice
  • Jordan Cameron, 3D Game Art, NSCC Truro
  • Abbie Courneya, IT Software Applications, NSCC Ivany



  • Tanner Doiron, Carpentry (PS), NSCC Strait
  • Michelle LeBlanc, Cooking (PS), NSCC Akerley
  • Uziel Rivera, Mechanical CADD, NSCC Ivany



  • Andrew Edwards, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Apprentice