The Official Members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2024 Are Announced!

The Official Members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2024 Are Announced!

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The 28 Members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2024 Will Compete at WorldSkills Lyon 2024

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OTTAWA, July 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC), a not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, is proud to officially announce the 28 members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2024. They will begin their training to prepare for the 47th WorldSkills Competition, in Lyon, France, which will be held in September 2024.

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Here are the official members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2024:
Félix Bergeron, Industrial Mechanics, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec
Paxton Coghlin, Mechatronics, Etobicoke, Ontario
Dillon Kong, Mechatronics, Toronto, Ontario
Sergio Khoueiry, Mechanical Engineering Design CAD, Laval, Québec
Elliott Jacques, CNC Turning, Montréal, Québec
Ethan McCallum, CNC Milling, Orillia, Ontario
Ben Rainforth, Welding, Lacombe, Alberta
James Bartel, Autobody Repair, Kleefeld, Manitoba
Émile Robitaille, Aircraft Maintenance, Shawinigan, Québec
Noah Harding, Plumbing and Heating, Calgary, Alberta
Simar Ubhi, Web Technologies, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Gaspard Goupil, Electrical Installations, Roxboro, Québec
Zachary Van Boeyen, Industrial Control, Surrey, British Columbia
Miguel Massa, Bricklaying, St-Hubert, Québec
Benjamin Lavoie, Cabinetmaking, Baie-Comeau, Québec
Catherine Findlay, Hairdressing, Sorel-Tracy, Québec
Mia Grenier, Beauty Therapy, Terrebonne, Québec
Angie (Yi) Zhang, Fashion Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia
Yin Tzu Lan, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, Edmonton, Alberta
Anthony Minotti, Automobile Technology, Sainte-Adèle, Québec
Olivia Sewell, Cooking, Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia
Gabrielle Leclerc, Car Painting, Saint-Eustache, Québec
Thomas Dorais, Landscape Gardening, Rosemère, Québec
Gio Kasbah, Landscape Gardening, Laval, Québec
Tyler Cherkowski, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Calgary, Alberta
Clyde Abanid, Graphic Design Technology, Regina, Saskatchewan
Walter Loedeman, Heavy Vehicle Technology, Diamond City, Alberta
Alex Edwards, Cloud Computing, Paradise, Newfoundland & Labrador

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Following the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Winnipeg last May, the highest ranking, age eligible participant in each identified Skill Area, was selected to participate in the next WorldSkills Competition. WorldSkills Team Canada (WSTC) 2024 will meet for the first time next Fall, where they will begin preparations for the 47th WorldSkills Competition. These competitors will be participating in various training activities and a mental preparation program over the next year.

“We are very proud of all these competitors, and we look forward to seeing them compete at WorldSkills Lyon 2024, as they strive to earn a place on the podium at this prestigious international event. These talented trade and technology champions represent our country’s future skilled workforce,” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer, Skills/Compétences Canada.

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WSTC 2024 will participate at WorldSkills Lyon 2024 against competitors from around the globe. These competitors represent the best of their peers and have earned a spot on their country’s team through their dedication and hard work. At WorldSkills Lyon 2024, approximately 1,500 competitors from more than 60 Member countries and regions will compete in over 60 Skill Areas for the title of world champion in their respective trade or technology. The 47th WorldSkills Competition will take place at Eurexpo Lyon, in front of approximately 250,000 spectators. This four-day WorldSkills Competition is the biggest of its kind in the world and is considered the pinnacle of excellence in skilled trade and technology training. The theme of the 47th WorldSkills Competition is: Where there is a skill there is a way.

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