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Regional Skills competitions upcoming in March

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DAWSON CREEK – Competitors ranging from Grade 6 students to post-secondary Apprentices will be testing their skills during the annual Peace Region Skills Canada competitions in March.

Two days of competitions have been scheduled. On Wednesday, March 9, Elementary, Middle and Secondary school students will test their skills in various disciplines at a number of locations throughout the Peace Region, including Northern Lights College.

For students in Grades 6-9 (Junior Skills), the Spaghetti Bridge Building Competition will be held in the NLC gymnasium.

For students in Grades 10-12 (Secondary), they will be eligible to compete in one of 10 disciplines:

  • Baking, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, and Welding will be held at NLC’s Dawson Creek Campus
  • Cabinetmaking, Architectural Computer Aided Design (CAD),Cosmetology and Esthetics will be held at NLC’s South Peace Campus and South Peace Secondary School
  • Automotive Service Technician will be held at North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John
  • Fashion Technology will be held at Chetwynd Secondary School

Then, on Saturday, March 12, Post-Secondary Apprentices and Trades students will have the chance to shine. NLC will host Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Baking, Carpentry, Culinary Arts and Welding at the Dawson Creek Campus, and Cosmetology and Esthetics at the South Peace Campus. The post-secondary events are open to the public.

Each competition is open to students in the Peace, Liard and Stikine regions. The gold medal winner in each event will have the chance to travel to Abbotsford in April to compete at the Skills Canada Provincial championships.

The Peace Region did well at last year’s provincials, capturing a gold and two silver medals.

For more information on Skills Canada, or the Peace Regional events, contact the Peace Regional Skills Canada coordinator, Jamie Maxwell at South Peace Secondary School via email,