The Skills Canada National competition was recently held in Toronto and the results are in - All three VSB Career Education students who competed brought home gold!
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"Skills Canada was like the Olympics," says Rachel Lau, a grade 11 student from Magee Secondary. "Except it focused on the trades and essential skills. I made friends and experienced a lot of new things at Skills Canada. It's a trip I'll definitely remember."
Patricia Roque, Grade 11, and Fiona Siu, Grade 12, both students at Eric Hamber Secondary competed in Fashion Design and Graphic Design, respectively, and Lau competed in the Job Interview category.
The next World Skills Competition takes place in São Paulo in 2015; however, Roque would be the only one of the three viable for completion, as there is no Job Search category and the Web Design category is normally represented by a post-secondary student.
Held every two years, the World Skills Competition is the world's largest professional education event. Competitors from over 60 countries compete in professional challenges that must be met within international standards of quality.
Regardless, it is clear that the experience and success will have a long term and meaningful impact on the students' lives.
Says Lau, "The most amazing and memorable part of the experience was meeting all the bright people who are passionate and excited about what they do."
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