Team Nova Scotia Earns Success at 2024 Skills Canada National Competition and Lands Multiple Medals.

In the early hours of Tuesday, May 28th, a team of 42 students and apprentices from across the province, along with their coaches and delegates from Skills Canada-Nova Scotia, boarded two buses for the long-haul ride to Québec City, Quebec, for the 2024 Skills Canada National Competition.

From May 29th to June 1st, ExpoCité welcomed more than 500 of Canada’s best to compete in over 40 skilled trades and technology competitions. With the goal of being crowned Canada’s best in their skills category, Team Nova Scotia spent two days pushing themselves to their limits, showcasing their talents, and driving up the standard for all of the other provinces, with many competitions too close to call.

When the dust finally settled on a hard two-day effort and the medallists were announced during the closing ceremonies, it was evident that all the extra work had paid off for many of the members of Team Nova Scotia. The team earned 15 medals in total: five gold, six silver, and four bronze.

Medallists from across the province include:

Sarah McLean – Cooking (Post-Secondary Level) – NSCC Akerley Campus
Nicholas Sarion – Heavy Vehicle Technology – NSCC Akerley Campus
Kyle McPherson – Mechanical Engineering CAD – NSCC Ivany Campus
Ronan Doherty – Workplace Safety – Sackville High School

Talita Caballero Wang – Graphic Design – NSCC Ivany Campus *
Carlos Moreno – Photography (Post Secondary Level) – NSCC Ivany Campus
Mia Makhlouf – Public Speaking – École secondaire du Sommet
Julia McCallum – Aesthetics – CBBC Regency
Annie MacInnis – Hairstyling – CBBC Regency

Kaitlyn Day – Cooking (Secondary Level) – Bay View High School
Derek Lewis – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Valley Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd.
Tyler Hayes – Sprinkler Fitter – UA Local 56 and Life Safety Systems
Mei Jennings – Job Search – Shelburne Regional High School
Luc Dupuis – Job Skill Demonstration – École secondaire du Sommet
Bryden Surette – Precision Machining – Comeau Seafoods

*Talita Caballero Wang was also awarded the RBC Best of Region Award, which is given to the best-weighted score from each competitor from each province and territory.

Congratulations to all of the Team Nova Scotia competitors! Your efforts were incredible, and whether you medaled or not, we are proud of each and every one of you. You were all amazing representatives for your schools and workplaces and true ambassadors for our province.

Skills Canada-Nova Scotia would like to send a huge thank-you to all of our partners, sponsors, volunteers, coaches, delegates, and members of the national technical committees. We can’t thank the organizations and people that help support Team Nova Scotia’s journey to the Skills Canada National Competition each year.