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Release Date: April 25, 2018

Students from around British Columbia competed in an “Olympic” style trades and technology competition in Abbotsford on Wednesday, April 18. Half of the Camosun College competitors earned medals in the South Island category.

Competition School Student Medal
Car Painting (Sec) Victoria High School Anthony Harrington Gold
Carpentry (Post-Sec) Camosun College Brendan McDowell Silver
Public Speaking (Sec) Frances Kelsey Secondary (Mackenzie) Taylor Walters Gold
Robotics (Sec) Edward Milne Community School Justin Tomlinson, Sonny Van Netten, Valery Mancilla, Sam Gu Bronze
Sheet Metal Work (Post-Sec) Camosun College Dean Gustin Gold
Sprinkler System (Post-Sec) Camosun College Brad Cuthbert Bronze
Steamfitting (Post-Sec) Camosun College Ben Leech Silver

In early June, Sheet Metal Work gold medalist Dean Gustin will travel to Edmonton June 4-5 for the Skills Canada National Competitions and compete for a spot on Team Canada. If he’s successful, he will be part of the team at World Skills in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.

Congratulations to all the South Island students, teachers, and coaches who participated in this year’s provincial event!

About Skills Canada BC

Since 1994 Skills Canada British Columbia has operated as a provincial not for profit/charitable organization, working with industry, educators, government and labour to promote rewarding and in-demand skilled trade and technology careers to B.C.’s youth. Widely recognized for its annual 14 Olympic–style competitions hosted in communities throughout BC, Skills BC has provided tens of thousands of students with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technology careers for over 20 years.


Kelly Betts
Director, South Island Partnership
Camosun College |

Skills Canada BC Competition medals

(Photo courtesy of Skills Canada BC)

Last updated: April 25, 2018 1:41 pm

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