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Skills Canada announces competitors for WorldSkills Canadian Trials

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September 3, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Skills Canada has announced the 31 young men and women who will take part in the WorldSkills Canadian Trials taking place across Canada in January and February 2015.

Skills Canada chose competitors the highest ranked and age eligible medalists from the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). Held in June in Toronto, the event drew more than 500 competitors from across Canada in 43 different skilled trade and technology areas.

At the WorldSkills Canadian Trials, competitors who reach pre-determined Canadian standards will earn a spot on WorldSkills Team Canada 2015 and compete in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo in August 2015.

The WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 Competition will be held from August 11-16 at the Anhembi Park, one of the largest conference centres in Latin America. More than 1,000 competitors from over 65 countries and regions, 1,000 experts, 3,000 volunteers and over 200,000 visitors will attend the event.

The WorldSkills Canadian Trials represent a new step in the Team Canada selection process.

“By introducing the Trials, we will ensure that those competing on the international stage have met a minimum standard and this will better prepare them to be successful at the WorldSkills Competition,” said Shaun Thorson, Skills Canada’s CEO. “We are raising the bar for Team Canada and we feel confident that this will result in even better international performances.”

For a complete list of all 31 participants in the WorldSkills Canadian trials visit www.skillscanada.com

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