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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Many students from North Peace Secondary School brought home awards from the Skills Canada Event that took place in Dawson Creek on February 17th.

The event was held at Northern Lights College. The competition was the only Skills Canada date in the Peace Region.

The event saw students grade 6 to grade 10 students from School District 59 and School District 60 compete.

Winners in each competition are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals. Skills Canada says the majority of those that win gold medals will go on to compete in the Provincial Competition. The Provincial Competition is being held on April 5 at the Tradex in Abbotsford, B.C.

Skills Canada says that the competition at the provincial level is based on skill and grade level.

“Competition areas are divided into training/grade levels with qualified competitors from post secondary institutions being chosen by their instructors, and with the majority of the secondary and middle school competitors qualifying through the winning of gold medals at the Regional Competitions.”

There are then National Competitions that will take place from May 31 – June 3 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. World Competitions will take place from October 14-19 in Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

“Skills Competences Canada utilizes the Canadian Skills Competition every even numbered year as the first step in the selection process for Team Canada.”

The following students from NPSS received awards from the event.

  • Auto Service:
  • (Jan. 13) Jeremy Needham – Gold
  • Devon Kowalski – Silver
  • Jeremy Hansen – Bronze
  • Cabinet Making:
  • Morgan Peever – Silver
  • Hairdressing:
  • Karis Thiessen – Gold
  • Dina Wiens – Bronze
  • Robotics Team 1:
  • Zach Paradis – Gold
  • Zach Glenn – Gold
  • Nicholas Page – Gold
  • Jeridyn Loewen – Gold
  • Robotics Team 2:
  • Brianna Chevalier – Silver
  • Madison Chevalier – Silver
  • Bailey Taylor – Silver
  • Camryn Bernardin – Silver
  • Welding:
  • Morgan Brekkas – Bronze
  • Public Speaking:
  • Erica Thomas – Silver
  • Xu Arya – Bronze
  • Job Interview:
  • Connor Kindrat (ELC) – Silver
  • Electrician (Post Sec):
  • Robbie McMullion

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