High school students from School District 71 capture impressive results at the Skills Canada regional competition.
Hosted at George P. Vanier 10 March, students from the Valley’s three secondary school were among 140 competitors who took part in a variety of skills competitions in the trades and technology fields.
Historically, local secondary students place very well in the competition, this year being no exception. Vanier, Mark R. Islfeld and Highland Secondary finished with either a gold, silver or bronze in all of the competing categories this year excluding TV/Video. (A full list of competition categories and results are in the accompanying document.)
Regional competitions allow students to showcase their talents in the skilled trades and technologies. Winners in each competition area are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals, with the majority of those gold medal winners qualifying to compete in the annual provincial competition, taking place 18 April in Abbotsford.
Since 1994, Skills Canada British Columbia (SkillsBC) has operated as a provincial not for profit/charitable organization, working with industry, educators, government, and labour to promote rewarding and in-demand skilled trade and technology careers.