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Nova Scotian Apprentices Train as WorldSkills Team Canada Prospects

Team Nova Scotia’s refrigeration and air conditioning national gold medalist from Cambridge, Zack Walsh, and heavy duty service provincial gold medalist from Dartmouth, Michael Gaetz met with Skills Canada and other WorldSkills Team Canada prospects in Ottawa on September 29th. Both apprentices hope to stand on the world stage to compete in a 4-day competition at WorldSkills Kazan in Russia, August 2019. At this event, more than 1,000 skilled youth (including approximately 30 Canadians) from 72 countries and regions will compete in over 45 disciplines for the prestigious title of World Champion.

The WorldSkills Competition is held every two years and is the biggest vocational, educational and skilled excellence event in the world, which truly reflects global industry.“We are thrilled to have brilliant skilled youth like Zack and Michael represent our organization as they exhibit this level of excellence in skilled trades. We are already so proud of the accomplishments they’ve made at the Nova Scotia Skills Competition, and the Skills Canada National Competition,” said Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director at Skills Canada – Nova Scotia.

WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 members will be announced May 30, 2019 during the closing ceremony of the 25th annual Skills Canada National Competition. This event will be hosted in Halifax for the first time since 2006 at the Halifax Exhibition Centre.