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St. Lawrence College student is number one in Canada!

2012-05-18

Chloe McCauly, an Esthetician student from St. Lawrence College, brought home the gold medal this week from Edmonton at the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition. The competition took place May 14-15 and included more than 500 students from across Canada participating in 40 skill areas ranging from robotics to welding and cooking to aircraft maintenance. Chloe competed against students from eight colleges across Canada.

"I'm so proud to represent St. Lawrence College and to show what an amazing program they have," Chloe said. "The skills I have learned there will take me very far in my career. It's a very exciting time!"

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About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition, revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

About Skills/Compétences Canada
Skills/Compétences Canada was founded in 1989 as 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. Its unique position among private and public sector partners enables it to work toward securing Canada’s future skilled labour needs while helping young people and aspiring
apprentices discover rewarding careers. Skills/Compétences Canada offers experiential learning opportunities including skilled trades and technology competitions for hundreds of thousands of young Canadians through regional, provincial/territorial, national and international events, as well as skilled trade awareness programs. Many programs highlight digital and essential skills, which are crucial qualifications in most careers oftoday. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Skills/Compétences Canada is the Canadian Member organization of WorldSkills International. For moreinformation about Skills/Compétences Canada visit www.skillscanada.com, or call 877-754-5226.