Peace Region students putting their skills to the test

 

There are several different divisions of competition, including activities to introduce grade seven students to the trades. The gravity vehicle race, which was introduced last year, will be returning to the Junior division, along with the always popular Spaghetti Bridge event, held in the gym at NLC's Dawson Creek campus. Volunteers will also be introducing the grade seven students to various trades through Discover Trades events in the gym and Energy House at NLC’s Dawson Creek Campus. 
 
The TV/Video Production competition is back again for the Secondary divison, which will take place at Dawson Creek Secondary School along with Architectural CAD, Cabinetmaking, and 2D Computer Animation. Secondary students will also be competing in Automotive Service, and Cosmetology/Hairdressing at North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, as well as Baking, Carpentry, and Welding at NLC’s Dawson Creek Campus.
 
In the Post-Secondary division, students will battle it out in Aircraft Maintenance, Baking, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology/Hairdressing, and Welding at both of NLC's Dawson Creek and South Peace campuses.
 
Competition starts at 9 a.m. daily, and awards for each competition will be handed out at 4 p.m. each day. Gold medallists in each division will take part in the Provincial Skills competition in Abbotsford in April. 
 
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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.