Team Quebec's success at the Canadian Olympiad: 47 finalists and one from the EMSB shine
On May 25 and 26, Winnipeg hosted the 27th Canadian Skills and Technology organized by Skills/Compétences Canada. Quebec was represented by 47 competitors who qualified for the Olympiades québécoises. A blue wave swept across the Canadian competition, with Team Quebec taking home 32 medals in 29 trades.
Representing 24 school service centers, school boards and CEGEPs across Quebec, these results reward the excellence of the know-how of the entire vocational and technical training network. With medals around their necks and stars the 47 finalists proudly returned to their home regions. This included Tommaso Maffei from Rosemount Technology Centre, who captured third place in cabinetmaking. He was accompanied by his coach Christopher Honce, Academic Advisor Nadia Zuccaro and Educational Counsellor Miriam Furfaro.
About Compétences Québec
Compétences Québec is an organization dedicated to the promotion of skilled trades, organization of the Olympiades québécoises des métiers et des technologies and the setting up Équipe Québec for the Canadian Skills Competition.
About the English Montreal School Board
With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 73 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at www.emsb.qc.ca.