Submitted. It was an invasion of skilled trades and technical students at the annual Skills BC Competitions held Wednesday at Tradex in Abbotsford. More than 400 students from schools and post-secondary institutions around the province participated in 40 separate skills competitions. And Abbotsford students once again provided some strong results.
Photo from Robert Bateman Secondary
A total of eight medals were won by secondary students from Abbotsford, and another two in junior skills categories. The five Gold medalists from Abbotsford School District in this completion will move on to the National Skills Canada competitions in Toronto June 4-7th.
Secondary Skills Medals:
Gold: 2D Animation – Robert Bateman Secondary: Elijah Baluyan, Karmyn Chretien
Gold: 3D Animation – Rick Hansen Secondary: Patty Chomseng, Monica Sivonga
Gold: Welding – Robert Bateman Secondary: Dawson Procee
Silver: Architectural CAD – Robert Bateman Secondary: Santiago Paredes Mayorga
Silver: Carpentry – WJ Mouat Secondary: Alvin Bergen
Silver: Electrical Wiring – WJ Mouat Secondary : Travis Klassen
Bronze: Automotive Service – Robert Bateman Secondary: Jordan Boyes
Bronze: Hairstyling – Rick Hansen Secondary: Jade Lui
Junior Skills Medals:
Gold: Abbotsford Middle – Jessi Langager, Joshua Langager
Silver: Abbotsford Middle – Oleg Moskvin, John McRoberts
Almost every Grade 10 student from the district along with many grade 11 and 12 students visited the site during the day, which included a trade and information show featuring training and employment displays.