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Team members all gathered at the Dawson Creek Northern Lights College campus Tuesday morning, where they received team jackets and a warm send off before travelling south.

The Peace Region team consists of 20 competitors, including middle school, high school and post-secondary students. Competitors were selected based on their performances at the Peace Region competition held in March at the NLC and Dawson Creek Secondary School.

Competitors have been divided into three categories, the Junior Division, Secondary Division and Pose-Secondary division, each consisting of unique trade competitions.

Members of the Peace Region team and their events include:


Junior Division

· Spaghetti Bridge: McKayla Dawson, Leah Thomson, Nathan Harris, Rachel McPhail
· Gravity Cars: Jarrod Krane, Keatton Tiernan

Secondary Division
· TV/Video Production: Bryan VanGenne, William MacElheren
· Architectural CAD Design: Kelsey Wozniak
· Carpentry: Marcus Bullert
· Cosmetology: Carmen Mitchell
· Welding: Austin Biddulph

Post-Secondary Division
· Culinary Arts: Casey Gairdner
· Aircraft Maintenance: Kristin Thackeray, Kristen Piazzini, Jeff Quock
· Carpentry: Kyle Turner
· Cosmetology: Kaley Garant
· Welding: Branden Bowerman

The goal of the regional Skills Canada BC competition is to encourage students to explore areas of interest in the trades and technology fields. Organizers feel that the competition will result in increased awareness and interest in pursuing a career in the trades and/or technology sectors.


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