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March 30, 2012 at Interurban campus

March 28, 2012

About 300 secondary and middle school students will experience competition and fun in a variety of trades and technology activities, March 30, 2012 at Camosun's Interurban campus. This three-in-one event will introduce younger students to aspects of trades and technology careers, while secondary students showcase their skills in competition for gold, silver and bronze medals.

Regional Skills Competition

The Skills Canada BC South Vancouver Island Regional Competition will bring about 60 secondary students to campus for the day, each competing in one of six trades skills competitions. Gold medal winners will then represent the south Island region at the Skills Canada BC provincial competition in Abbotsford, April 30.

Junior Skills Contest

More than 40 middle school students will test their creativity in the Junior Skills Spaghetti Bridge Building contest. The bridges will be judged for their design elements and then be put through a strength test to see how much weight they can hold before smashing into bits of broken pasta.

Try-a-Skill Activities

About 250 Grade 8 students will visit the campus as contest spectators and also to participate in a variety of hands-on Try-a-Skill activities.

"The south Island regional skills competition is an annual event," says Kelly Betts, coordinator for the South Island Partnership. "By building on that activity, we also have a great opportunity to showcase trades and technologies to younger students." The South Island Partnership (SIP) brings Camosun College together with five school districts: Victoria, Saanich, Sooke, Gulf Islands and Cowichan Valley, to create seamless transitions between high school and college.

The various activities take place between 9am and 3pm. Two awards ceremonies follow at 2pm and 3:30pm. Detailed agenda...


Kelly Betts, Coordinator
South Island Partnership, Camosun College
office: 250–370–4828 cell: 250–514–3659


Skills Competition / Try-a-Skill Activities

Friday, March 30, 2012 at Camosun College, Interurban campus

9am start: Skills Canada BC South Island Regional Competition for Secondary Students

Automotive Services Automotive shop:Jack White building, room 103
Cabinet Making Fine Furniture shop: Jack White building, room 105
Carpentry Carpentry shop: John Drysdale building, room 126
Culinary Arts Helmut Huber Cook Training Centre
Electrical (demonstration) Electrical shop: John Drysdale building, room 127
Fabrication and Welding Welding shop: Jack White building, room 106

10am start: Junior Skills Contest for Middle School Students

Spaghetti Bridge Building Technology building, room 110

9am-2pm drop-in: Try-a-Skill Activities for Spectators

Carpentry Trades Yard
Industry Showcase Jack White building, room 123
Mechanical Engineering Technology building, atrium near room 145
Metal Trades Sheet Metal shop: Jack White building, room 102
Plumbing & Pipe Trades Plumbing shops: John Drysdale building, room 128/129
Technology Showcase Technology building, center atrium

Awards Ceremonies – Helmut Huber Cafeteria Annex

2pm: 3:30pm:
Culinary Arts Automotive Services
Spaghetti Bridge Cabinet Making
  Fabrication and Welding

Last updated: March 28, 2012 2:37 pm

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