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Skills Canada BC Hosts Regional Competitions for Secondary and Post-Secondary Trades Students

Skills Canada BC recently hosted its regional competitions in cities such as Nanaimo, Kamloops and Prince George. The regional competitions were hosted at local trades’ schools and brought together students from the secondary and post-secondary levels.

The Kamloops competition was hosted at Thompson Rivers University and gave students a chance to show off their skills in such trades as carpentry, electrical wiring and welding.

“It gives us a little bit of a challenge, and it shows what skills we have compared to other students and gives us a chance to learn,” said Sierra Legault, a grade 12 student in the “Ace It” program at NorKam.

Past winners were also present at the competition. Andrew Christensen, a post-secondary student at TRU, has previously won gold in the welding competition. “It helps them (students) grow fabrication skills, including laying out and measuring and to learn where and when to put welds in certain places,” said Christensen.

The winners of the Skills Canada BC Regional Competitions will move on to compete at the provincial finals in Abbotsford, British Columbia on April 13th. The winners from Skills Canada BC and other provinces will gather in Moncton from June 5-8 to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC).

Read the full article about the Kamloops competition here.

Featured image is care of Skills Canada, view more photos here.

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