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South Island Partnership

Skills Canada Competitions

Camosun hosts annual South Island skills competition for local high school students

Each year, Camosun’s Interurban campus buzzes with activity as 1,000 middle and secondary school students come for a one-day event coordinated by the South Island Partnership and Camosun’s School of Trades and Technology. This three-in-one event introduces younger students to aspects of trades and technology careers, while the older students showcase their skills in competition for gold, silver and bronze medals.

2019 Southern Vancouver Island Skills Canada Regional Competitions and Discover Trades & Technology Event

Friday, March 8, 2019

Regional Skills Competition

The Skills Canada BC South Vancouver Island Regional Competition will bring high school students (Grades 10-12) to campus for the day, each competing in skills competitions in trades and technology. Gold medal winners will then represent the south Island region at the next Skills Canada BC provincial competition.

  • Architectural & Mechanical CAD
  • Automotive Service
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Graphic Design
  • Hairstyling
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Welding

Junior Skills Contests

Middle school students (Grades 6-9) will test their creativity in four junior contests.

  • Gravity Car: Teams build and bring a car and race to win.
  • Spaghetti Bridge Building: Teams build a bridge and load test it.
  • Sumo Robots: Teams build and bring a sumo robot and compete one-on-one.
  • Woodworking: Build a tugboat [watch the video on Youtube].
  • Gear Bots: Program & Code a robot to work through different challenges

Discover Trades and Technologies Activities

School District 61, 62, 63, and 79 middle school students are invited to view the contests and to participate in hands-on trades and tech activities. Activities include:

  • 3D Mechanical Project/High Tech Show & Tell
  • Auto Body
  • Build a Mechanical Project
  • Carpentry and Horticulture (combination activity)
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Showcase
  • Hairstyling
  • ITA Tool Finder
  • Marble Powered Computing
  • Plumbing and Piping
  • Professional Cook
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Welding


South Island Event Coordinator

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Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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