Gold medal winners from the April 17 B.C. Skills Competition will be showcasing the tricks of their individual trades and representing the province at the Skills Canada National Competition in June.
The national competition will be in Vancouver at B.C. Place from June 5th to 8th and will host over 500 competitors, each competing for prestigious gold medals in 40 different contest areas.
Several of the winners heiled from Van Tech. Grade 12 student Wayne Vien took home a silver medal in the hairdressing category, while Ashley Wong won a bronze medal.
Skills Canada is a not-for-profit organization that promotes careers in technology and trades to students from across the country.
A main component of Skills Canada is the annual nation-wide competition that pits young Canadians against each other to test their abilities at various trades and technology-based careers.
Some of the contest areas include, but are not limited to; electrical wiring, carpentry, electronics, graphic design, robotics, mechatronics, cooking, hairstyling, automotive repair and aircraft maintenance.
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