Marie-Eve Poulin is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Skills/Compétences Canada.
What was your favourite part of your WorldSkills experience?
My favourite part of my experience at WorldSkills was seeing the talent and skills of so many youths passionate about their trade. To witness so many young people compete at this level is very inspiring. I loved hearing their stories and learning about their competition journey, how they found their passion and how they got involved in their Skill Organizations in their respective countries.
What impact did competing or participating at the international level have on you?
By going to WorldSkills, I got to see the impact that a competition like this can have on youth, their careers and their future. This competition brings the competitor’s skill level far beyond what they learn in school and gives them a significant advantage when they enter the workforce.
Who would you like to thank?
I would first like to thank Tanner Harbin, Team Canada competitor for making this experience a great one for me. It was a pleasure to get to know him and his parents. I would also like to thank Brian Nicholl, Team Canada Expert and Justin Evernden, Tanner’s trainer for their time and dedication to Tanner and to the Skills/Compétences Canada organization. Without your support, none of this would be possible. Thank you!