Assiniboine Community College Student Earns Silver Medal at This Year’s Skills Canada National Competition

Jun 6, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Danielle Adriaansen during the competition

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is pleased to announce that Danielle Adriaansen, a second year Web Design (now Interactive Media Arts) student, was a silver medal winner at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition. 

The competition was held this year in Quebec City, QC. It brings over 500 competitors together from across the country to compete in over 40 skilled trade and technology contests. Adriaansen brought home second place honours in web development. 

“Danielle is an outstanding student,” said Graham Street, Instructor and Skills Coordinator for Assiniboine Community College. “We had a great team competing on the national level, I am very proud of all our students. It’s satisfying for all of us as instructors to know that our students are prepared well enough to compete against the top students across the country.” 

Four other students competed in the 17th annual competition, but finished just out of the medal count. Christopher Cochrane, a Culinary Arts student, competed in Cooking; Roxanne Dyck, an Office Administration student, took part in the IT Software Application competition; Brittney Ross, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student, put her skills to the test in Restaurant Service; and Tanner Teall, an Industrial Metals Fabrication student, competed in Welding. 

Patti-Jo Burt, Sean Taylor, Kyle Zalluski, Lance Seib and Brad Leboutillier accompanied and coached the students during the competition. All five students earned the right to participate in Skills Canada because of their gold medal placing at Skills Manitoba in April.   

The Skills competition, a time-limited contest, is an impressive display of hands-on expertise and talent that showcases the diversity in the trades and technology fields, as well as the many exciting careers to be had in these occupations.  Skills Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth. 

Assiniboine Community College has been in operation for almost 50 years.  In 2008-09 the college had over 2,600 students attending college on a full-time basis. The college offers 37 certificate and diploma programs, as well as apprenticeship programs. The main campus is located in Brandon and the Parkland Campus is in Dauphin. Winnipeg has been home to a permanent Practical Nursing site since 1998. Training sites in numerous rural communities extend program offerings throughout the province. 

For more information, please contact:   

Wanda Kurchaba or Kim Jones
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Tel: 204.725-8717
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