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Regional Skills Competition Champions Crowned

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Aircraft Maintenance EngineeringDAWSON CREEK – A record number of participants tested their skills during the Skills Canada Peace Region competition held on March 9 and 12. More than 75 students, ranging from middle school to College graduate Apprentices from throughout northeastern British Columbia, completed projects in 15 different divisions, featuring 10 different areas of trades specialization.

As a result, many of the division winners qualified to represent the Peace Region at the Skills Canada B.C. provincial championships in Abbotsford on April 20.

The Peace Region event was divided into Secondary and Post-Secondary divisions held at the Dawson Creek and South Peace campuses of Northern Lights College (NLC), South Peace Secondary School (SPSS) in Dawson Creek, and North Peace Secondary School (NPSS) in Fort St. John.

Web Hair - SecondaryTop finishers in each division were (listed in order gold, silver and bronze medal recipient):

• Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Post-Secondary):
Lukas Nyffenegger (NLC); Andrew Lines (NLC);
Dominic Dietiker (NLC).
• Architectural Computer Animated Design (CAD):
Lena Farrow (SPSS);
Crystal Suderman (SPSS);
Brian Simard (SPSS).
• Automotive Service (Secondary): Timothy Schlosser
(NPSS); Jonathan Babuick (NPSS); Warren Mitchell (NPSS).
• Baking: Michelle Roberts (NLC).
• Cabinetmaking (Secondary): Jacy Johnson (SPSS);
Kole Pierce (SPSS); Tanner McCullough (SPSS).
• Carpentry (Secondary): Dean Nelson (NLC and SPSS);
Adam Huttema (NLC and SPSS); Josh Belkin (NLC).
• Carpentry (Post-Secondary): Arlis Giesbrecht; Clay
Vandewater; Corey Copes.
• Culinary Arts (Secondary): Walter Steinlechner (NLC and
SPSS); Calvin Chan (NLC and SPSS).
• Culinary Arts (Post-Secondary): Beverley Johnson (NLC).
• Esthetics (Secondary): Anouk Turgeon (Fort Nelson and
NLC); Kristen Fleury (Chetwynd Secondary and NLC);
Kara Michaluk (SPSS and NLC).
• Esthetics: Katrina Ekman (NLC); Loralie Schneider
(NLC); Sidney Pratt (NLC).
• Hairdressing (Secondary): Rikki Shuman (NPSS);
Presleigh L’heureux (NPSS); Jessica Steiner (NPSS).
• Hairdressing (Post-Secondary): Rebecca Landry (NLC);
Melody Hebert (NLC); Brittney Fanning (NLC).
• Spaghetti Bridge: Nathan Harris and Aaron Glover (Central Middle School); Kayla Ferguson and Alex Prest

(Dr. Kearney School); Kayden Tutin and Stefan Stadler (Central Middle School).
• Welding (Post-Secondary): Chris Dunn (NLC).