Dawson Creek, British Columbia – Skills Canada B.C. has concluded its rounds of 2023 regional competitions, with more than 45 students from Northeast British Columbia claiming accolades in a variety of trades from cabinetmaking to welding.
On Mar. 3, students from school districts 59, 60 and 81 took part in the regional competition at Northern Lights College.
Other regional competitions took place across the province on the same day, with more than six schools hosting students across the region as they put their skills to the test.
In an interview with Energetic City, Brian Campbell, principal of careers and international education for school district 60, said that students are typically given a set of blueprints and materials, then given a fixed deadline to complete the task–typically measured in hours.
“Once they’ve completed it, then they’re judged on how they’ve done,” Campbell said.
“They’re typically judged by post-secondary instructors, industry professionals or a combination of both.”
According to Skills Canada, the organization helps students prepare for chosen skilled careers through competitions, in-school programs, online challenges and young women’s conferences. Those who placed first in their respective competition will be invited to compete at the provincial competition, set for Abbotsford this April.
For more information on Skills Canada B.C.’s regional competitions, click here.