• Skills Canada NWT
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8th Annual TSC 2006

Sparks fly at skilled trades and technical competition

Skills Canada NWT's 8th annual Territorial Skills Competition promotes careers in skilled trades and technology to northern youth. The one-day event engages many young people in approximately 20 trades/technology contests with the gold medal winners qualifying to represent the NWT at the Canadian Skills Competition in Halifax in May.

Click here for photos from the 2005 event

This year's competition will be held on Thursday, April 20th, in Yellowknife at Sir John Franklin High School, St. Patrick High School, and the Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre.

The accompanying Career Expo sponsored by the Department of Education, Culture, and Employment - North Slave region attracts hundreds of students from NWT schools as well as many exciting exhibitors and employers. How is that for an interactive career exploration!

“Anyone who visited the competition sites witnessed the pride and dedication of the young competitors and contest organizers. Hopefully the message is getting out about the numerous job openings and competitive salaries of skilled trades and technical careers”, explained former Skills Canada NWT/NU Executive Director, Guy Barnable, about the 2005 competition. “Sir John Franklin High School, St. Patrick High School, and the Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre were incredibly accommodating venues and active promoters of skilled trades and technical careers.”

For a list of competition areas and scopes for the 2006 Territorial Skills Competition as well as information about registering, visit the competition scopes page.


What follows is a list of results from the 2006 Territorial Skills Competition plus the composition of Team NWT 2006:

Contest Medalists
Welding (Secondary) Gold - Brian Butterfield, Yellowknife
Silver - Deon Blake, Fort Smith
Bronze - Greg Elias, Inuvik
Welding (Post Secondary)                           

Gold - Geza Rosta, Yellowknife


Carpentry (Secondary)

James Simon, Fort Simpson 

Carpentry (Post Secondary) Mitchell Madsen, Yellowknife
Workplace Safety Peter Boggis, Yellowknife
Workplace Safety (Junior) Jenny Kleininger
Electrical Wiring Todd Fraser, Yellowknife
Graphic Design Rebecca Kornichuk, Yellowknife
Heavy Duty Mechanic Geoff Wiseman, Yellowknife
Small Powered Equipment Jonathon Paul, Yellowknife
TV/Video Production Erin Inch & Ashley Green, Yellowknife
Diamond Polishing Gina Chambers, Yellowknife
Plumbing Tyler Janz, Yellowknife
Aesthetics Roselle Constantino, Yellowknife
Aircraft Maintenance Royce Schaff, Yellowknife
Culinary Arts (Post Secondary) Thomas McOuat, Yellowknife
Culinary Arts (Secondary) Kathleen Stroeder, Yellowknife
Auto Service Carlos Gonzalez, Yellowknife
Hairstyling (Post Secondary) Gillian Rivers, Yellowknife
Hairstyling (Secondary) Brianna McLeod, Yellowknife

NWT Participation: 102 Participants  
Yellowknife: 77 Norman Wells: 3
Fort Smith: 9 Inuvik: 9
Hay River: 1  
Fort Simpson: 2  
Rae: 1  

Team NWT
Will compete at 2006 Canadian Skills Competition in Halifax, May 22-26
Royce Schaff 
Rebecca Kornichuk
Peter Boggis 
Todd Fraser
Brian Butterfield
Kathleen Stroeder
Geza Rosta
Thomas McOuat
Erin Inch
James Simon 
Ashley Green
Mitchell Madsen
Jonathon Paul 
Carlos Gonzalez
Tyler Janz
Gillian Rivers
Geoff Wiseman
Brianna McLeod

Thanks to our Program Sponsors as well as the following community and youth-minded businesses/organizations who sponsored the event:

St. Patrick High School Sir John Franklin High School Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre
Finning Canada North Slave Region of GNWT Petersen & Auger
BHP Billiton Workers' Compensation Board NT/NU Diavik Diamond Mines
Ryfan Electric Polar Tech Buffalo Airways
Le Frolic Bistro Le Frolic Catering Northern Food Services
Essentials 98 Ltd. Gap Electric Yellowknife Motors
Central Mechanical Systems Diana Curtis Design City of Yellowknife
Merle Norman Spa Construction Association of the NWT Snap-On Tools
WAM Development Group North Bartle & Simpson Co. Ltd. Kingland Ford
Igloo Building Supplies Arctic Cat Ron's Auto Service & Equipment Rentals
Adco North Limited CBC North TV Bumper to Bumper
Bartle & Gibson Co Ltd NWT Construction Association Acklands-Grainger Inc
Emco Frontier Mining Milligan Mediaworks Age Automotive
NWT Mechanical Specialties Clark Builders GNWT Department of Transportation
Thorn Engineering Aurora College  

Thank you to the Volunteers who brought spirit to our event. Special thanks to the volunteer Tech Chairs who coordinated our competitions:

Karen Staples Mark Plouffe Maggie Butz Bill Aho  
Courtenay Keenan Norby Gerstel Chad Bruce Jay Pickering  
Doug Wourms Jim Moerike Kevin Stroeder Tami Johnson  
Greg Skauge Gary Milligan Margaret Purdy Sandi Dowdall  
Deborah Williamson Peter Kalyn Grant Pryznyk Helen Warren Pam Dargo
Zenia Kalyn Carmelita Allen Karen Bohnet Anna Case Dylan Wheaton
Amanda Gauthier Phila Fyten Colleen Proctor Maureen Lyons Allyson Stroeder
Janice Render Robert Ward Shawn Kristensen Michelle Jacquard Shawn Paul

Thanks to the North Slave region of the GNWT for organizing our Career Expo!

What did competitors have to say about the event?

Niki Yoder - I enjoyed it very much, I'll be back next year.

Sheilla Aoudla - I had a lot of fun!! Hope to come back again.

Peter Boggis - Very well done!!

Julian Morse - More challenging then I expected.

Danny Acton - I learned lots I didn't know. Thanks to all the judges.

Micheal Francis - Thanks for having me. I had fun!!

Jennifer Twerdin - I would recommend this to people because it's a great challenge and also a great experience.

Lauren Solski - A great trip, a great experience and I can't wait until next year!!

Ashley Tufts - Great people, the competition itself was well organized and the materials needed were all accessible, good location, right amount of time needed to complete everything.

Katie Heine - It's a great opportunity to learn and have fun I loved it!!!

Elizabeth Harrison - Thanks for making this competition available.

Patrick Lyall – Keep up the good work!!


Scopes and Registration 2006

Secondary students and post secondary students/apprentices from the Northwest Territories are invited to participate in the following contests (scopes are being added as they are available):

Click here for the 2006 TSC Information Package & Registration Form

Electrical Wiring
View blueprint
Graphic Design
TV and Video Production
Aircraft Maintenance
Auto Service
Small Powered Equipment
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Diamond Polishing
Workplace Safety
Job Interview


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