Pictured above: Rayven Abbot-Hilliard, a culinary arts student at Samuel Robertson Technical.
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42) students earned three golds and a silver at the Provincial Skills Canada British Columbia Competition on April 5 in Abbotsford.
The 23rd annual competition featured 600-plus students from across the province competing in more than 40 trades and technology contests.
“The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has had a long and dedicated commitment to trades training,” said Brad Dingler, SD42’s Secondary School Apprenticeship and Trades Co-ordinator. “By partnering with the leading post-secondary technical institutions in the province and supporting a complement of dedicated senior trades instructors, SD42 has been able to deliver exceptional trades and technical instruction. Evidence of this commitment has again demonstrated itself in the Provincial Skills Competition. Congratulations to all the competitors and their instructors.”
Dingler said SD42 competed in the greatest number of events in its history at this year’s competition – and earned its greatest number of podium placements.
In order to secure a spot at provincials, students first had to earn gold medals at regional competitions. Winners from the provincial event are invited to the national competition in Winnipeg to compete for a chance to represent the Canada at the World Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi.
SD42 students who competed at the 2017 provincials:
Rayven Abbot-Hilliard – Samuel Robertson Technical, Culinary Arts (Silver)
Courtney Edwards – Samuel Robertson Technical, Hairdressing (Gold)
Ian Noviki – Thomas Haney Secondary, Masonry (Gold)
Kevin Simoneau – Westview Secondary, Automotive (Gold)
Gary Edwards – Westview Secondary, Carpentry and Joinery
Perry Martin – Samuel Robertson Technical, Metal Fabrication
Avery Johnson – Thomas Haney Secondary, TV/Video Production
Jackson Goodwin – Thomas Haney Secondary, TV/Video Production