WINNER: Emilie Aumond
Quebec Skills Competition:
The biggest professional and technical training event in Quebec
Inspired by the well known Olympics sporting formula the goal of this career and technical competition is to showcase and promote career and technical training. The medalists from each of the various competition levels come to symbolize the VERY best of their particular discipline.
The Olympics chain starts in training centers and colleges. The best students from each institution then go onto compete in regional competitions. The winners from each region have access to Olympics Quebec which unites more than 250 finalists in over 30 disciplines in competition. A few of these diverse and exciting career categories are landscaping, electricity, fashion technology, computer graphics, carpentry, cooking, industrial and auto mechanics, hairdressing and of course esthetics.
More than just a competition, the Quebec Skills Competition brings to the forefront the talent, competence and know-how acquired by young people in their learning.
On March 10th 2010 at Pius X Culinary training institute, Emilie Aumond representing the Gordon Robertson Career Centre was awarded the regional gold medal in esthetics. This competition included students from the 4 major Montreal school boards. The candidates were required to perform a basic facial, manicure, waxing treatment and make-up service. All four disciplines were evaluated to determine the BEST in overall achievement. Emilie will now represent the Island of Montreal in the Quebec Olympics competition taking place May 2010.
This is the second time that Gordon Robertson has represented the Island of Montreal at the provincial level in the field of esthetics. Everyone is thrilled with the possibility of bringing home another provincial GOLD medal. We wish Emilie the best of luck for the next round of competitions.
The first Quebec Skills Competition was held in 1992 at Expocité in Old Quebec City. Since the first edition of the event, thousands of competitors have participated in the local, regional and provincial Olympiad competitions. Over 150 vocational training centers and colleges have contributed to the success of recent editions of this event, and some 400 industry experts have assisted in the staging of competitions.