Thompson Rivers University

UCC Site for Skills Canada Regional Competition

  Posted on: March 18, 2004

KAMLOOPS-For the seventh year in a row, The University College of the Cariboo will host the Skills Canada Regional Competition, and annual contest in which high school students showcase their skills in a variety of trades and technology related fields.

This year on March 27th in UCC’s Trades and Technology Centre, 57-plus students from 14 different Interior secondary schools from School Districts #73 (Kamloops/North Thompson), #19 (Revelstoke), #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin), #58 (Nicola-Similkameen), #74 (Gold Trail), and #83 (North Okanagan/Shuswap), will compete in seven contest areas: Automotive Service, Cabinet-Making, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Welding, Mechanical CAD, and TV/Video Production.

During the day, attendees will be able to view the Regional contests and support students participating in their selected areas. The public is invited to join in the festivities and tour UCC’s facilities, and investigate trades and technology careers. This year, UCC will showcase its Computerized Manufacturing Technology program, with static and moving displays.

Gold medallists of the Regional contests will have an opportunity to advance to the BC Skills Competition, to be held at the Vancouver Trade and Exhibition Centre April 14th. Gold medallists at that event will advance to the Canadian Skills competition to be held in Winnipeg May 27th to 30th.

Skills Canada BC is a not-for-profit society governed by an elected volunteer board of directors. It is dedicated to provide leadership in the promotion and awareness of skilled trades and technology career choices for BC youth; to promote the value of skilled trades and technology careers as rewarding employment opportunities; to create further awareness and access to training and career options; and to recognize regional and cultural diversities in the delivery of programs.

For more information, please contact Cindi Thompson at 250-828-5207