From left to right: Jake Schuttinga, Codey French, Kaarina Swinburnson and Patricia Marx all competed in a Skills Canada regional contest and came out winners.

From left to right: Jake Schuttinga, Codey French, Kaarina Swinburnson and Patricia Marx all competed in a Skills Canada regional contest and came out winners.

EMCS students excel in trades competition

The Southern Vancouver Island Skills Canada Regional Contest 2013 was held at Camosun College March 1, 2013.

  • Mar. 13, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The Southern Vancouver Island Skills Canada Regional Contest 2013 was held at Camosun College March 1, 2013. This competition gives students a chance to show case their skills in the trade’s fields.

Edward Milne community school sent a team of four students under the supervision of Joel Evans, the Carpentry and Joinery teacher. Patricia Marx and Kaarina Swinburnson entered the cabinet making/joinery competition.

Jake Schuttinga and Codey French entered the carpentry competition.

A successful day for this team as Patricia Marx took first place for the cabinetmaking/joinery competition. Patricia will go on to compete in the provincial competition in Abbotsford.

These students came back full of enthusiasm, and raving about the experience.  Successfully competing in a competition of this nature was challenging, exciting, and a boost to everyone’s confidence.  What’s even more exciting is seeing more young women participating in the trade’s competitions.

Submitted by Linda Cossentine, Career Education teacher

 

Sooke News Mirror