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Canada brought its A-Game to WorldSkills So Paulo 2015

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August 28, 2015

Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization, recently announced that Team Canada has been presented with two silver and three bronze medals at the WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. The team of 29 young skills champions also received 10 medallions for excellence.

In May, HPAC Magazine spoke with Marc-Antoine Bettez of Hébertville, QC, who explained that it was his Dad who inspired him to take up refrigeration. Bettez received the Bronze medal in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Ken Howe of Monarch, AB received a medal of excellence in the plumbing and heating division.

“The dedication, training and skills that these talented young individuals have demonstrated is truly remarkable and will help them forward as they pursue careers in Canada’s skilled trade and technology workforce,” said Shaun Thorson, chief executive officer, Skills/Compétences Canada.

WorldSkills is the largest international competition of its kind. This event takes place every two years and competitors are chosen from WorldSkills’ member countries and regions. Competitors must be under 23 years old.

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