Six students from Riverside College in Mission will be competing at the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition on April 18. / Submitted Photo

Six Mission students to compete at skills event

Riverside College is sending six students to the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition on April 18

Mission’s Riverside College is sending six students to the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition on April 18 at Tradex, in Abbotsford.

More than 600 students in 58 categories will compete in fields as diverse as aerospace, automotive, 3D animation, baking, welding, robotics and more.

Students from Grades 6 to 12 as well as post-secondary students will compete amid an audience comprised of more than 5,000 middle and high school students, parents, career educators, industry leaders, technical experts, sponsors, employers, labour organizations and government who attend this annual event.

The following students from Riverside College will be competing:

  • Selena Clark – Hairstyling (high school)
  • Bailey Harper – Automotive Service Technician (high school)
  • Amberlee Langley – Hairstyling (post-secondary)
  • Savannah Myge – Hairstyling (high school)
  • Aidan O’Brien – Plumbing (post-secondary)
  • Kordell Thompson – Electrical (post-secondary)

Skills Canada BC provides opportunities for thousands of students and parents to watch competitors in action, participate in Try-a-Trade activities, visit the Pathways to Careers Showcase or participate in the Women in Trades and Technology Conference.

“The Skills Canada BC Competition represents the provincial championships for skilled trades and technology,” said Wade Peary, principal of Riverside College.

“These Riverside College students will be competing against students from across BC in the hopes of finishing first and the chance to represent BC at the Skills Canada Competition in Edmonton.”

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