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Release date: March 3, 2020

Camosun College’s Interurban campus will be abuzz with activity on Friday, March 6 as more than 1,500 local middle and secondary school students converge for the annual Skills Canada Regional Competition (Vancouver Island South) event coordinated by the South Island Partnership of school districts and Camosun’s School of Trades and Technology.

The one-day regional event introduces local students to exciting aspects of trades and technology careers, while middle and secondary students showcase their skills in competition for gold, silver and bronze medals.

“These regional competitions give a large number of young students the opportunity to take that first step toward developing specific skill sets required for careers in the trades and technology industries,” says Nicola Priestley, director of the South Island Partnership. “Camosun is proud to be affiliated with such an important and dynamic learning event with our local schools.”

Students from Grade 6 to Grade 12 will showcase their talents in a variety of skilled trades and technologies competitions:

  • Secondary students will compete in: electrical wiring, plumbing, refrigeration, cabinetmaking, graphic design, welding, culinary arts, carpentry, baking, automotive, website design, photography and more.
  • Middle school students will compete in a series of Junior Skills Competitions, specially designed for their skill levels in:  woodworking, spaghetti bridge building, gravity car, sumo robots, wind turbine and more.

Winners in each competition area will be awarded gold, silver or bronze medals presented at an awards ceremony at 3:00pm in the Helmut Huber Annex, Interurban cafeteria.

Gold medal winners will qualify to compete in the annual Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition in Abbotsford, B.C., April 15, 2020.

Full Competition Schedule here

Camosun College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia with campuses located on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Established in 1971, the college serves 19,000 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree, post-degree diploma and continuing education programs.

Skills Canada British Columbia (SCBC) brings together industry, labour, education and government leaders to equip young people with the opportunity and resources to pursue trade and technology careers. Each year Skills Canada BC programs in every region of the province touch more than 25,000 BC students.

Media Contacts

Nicola Priestley
South Island Partnership (SIP) Director
Camosun College
250-514-8360 | priestleyn@camosun.ca

Last updated: March 4, 2020 9:48 am

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