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Skills Canada Peace Region winners achieve success at Skills Canada B.C.

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Porteous and fellow AME student Erik Wenstob owned the podium, winning gold and silver medals respectively in the post-secondary education category. Porteous is now eligible to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition,which will take place May 27-30 in Saskatoon.

The opportunity to compete at the national level is exciting in its own right, but is also an honour as winners at the national level have the opportunity to represent Canada at future World Skills Competitions.

Three students from Dawson Creek Secondary School (DCSS) – South Peace Campus also won big at the provincial competition with Dakota Dilworth taking silver in welding, and Jaden Ford and Nova LaFresne both taking bronze in television video production.

“I am just so proud of the team and the commitment that our instructors have for our students,” said Rene Tremblay, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships. “I really do believe we offer some of the best trades education in the province.”

Team Peace Region included four students from Fort Nelson, two students from Fort St. John and 14 students from DCSS. The team had a fun time competing at the provincial competition, which hosted over 50 competitions and 600 competitors at the Abbotsford TRADEX Centre.

Karissa and Erik Dakota Dilworth Nova LeFresne and Jaden Ford Team Peace