Eleven winners from the Regional Skills Competition held at the College of New Caledonia in January competed provincially this week.
For the second year in a row, Avery Bell, from Correlieu Secondary School in Quesnel, who won the regional cabinetmaking competition in Prince George, placed first in the Provincial Skills Competition in Abbotsford. He will go on to compete in the National Skills Competition in Winnipeg May 31st to June 3rd. Last year he was awarded third place on the national level.
Seven other students took part in the competition, including Reed Jackson in Automotive (Secondary), Delbert George in Carpentry (Post-Secondary), Laura Parent in Culinary Arts (Secondary), Kara Wickum in Culinary Arts (Post- Secondary), Devon Wood in Heavy Duty (Post-Secondary), Devin Rentz in Precision Machining (Post-Secondary), and Samuel Baker in Welding (Post-Secondary).
This year CNC also sent an elementary school team to compete in the Wind Turbine Competition. The team from Beaverly Elementary in Prince George took first place and included Julian Neudorf, Asher Young and Lukas Ormsby along with teacher and coach Suzie Barrio.
“We congratulate these eleven students for their work at the Provincial Skills Competition,” said CNC Dean of Trades and Technologies, Frank Rossi. “We are proud of their accomplishments and their representation of the College of New Caledonia and the Central Interior Region. Congratulations to the Beaverly team and best of luck to Avery at nationals. We look forward to continuing to grow our regional skills competition in the future.”
A total of five hundred and eighty one competitors from post-secondary, secondary, middle and elementary schools across BC participated in the Provincial Skills Canada British Columbia Competition held in Abbotsford on April 5.