Strong showing at trades & technology “Olympics”

BCIT students were resplendent in yellow at last week’s SkillsBC competition in Abbotsford. Gold, Silver, and Bronze also happened to be popular colours for many of the talented competitors.

BCIT Millwright students pose for a quick picture at the SkillsBC competition An annual Olympic style trades and technology contest

SkillsBC is an annual, Olympic-style contest where students from Grade 6, all the way through Post-Secondary, showcase their trades & technology skills. Everything is on display, from Electrical Wiring to Network Systems Administration

Competitors from across the BCIT School of Construction & the Environment, School of Energy, and School of Transportation were hand-selected by their instructors to compete at this prestigious competition.

All in all, BCIT students took home 16 medals, sweeping the categories of CNC, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), and Precision Machining.

  • Automation and Control Mitchell DeSousa Silver
  • Automation and Control Kaella Young Bronze
  • Automotive Service (BCIT program at Westview Secondary) Kevin Simoneau Gold
  • Cabinetmaking  (Koko) Relleve Gold
  • CNC Mike Kalashnikoff Gold
  • CNC Maninder Mathoda Silver
  • CNC Shane Visintainer Bronze
  • Electrical Wiring Jatinder Dhaliwal Bronze
  • Heavy Equipment Service Inderjit Bhabba Bronze
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Dawson Bjorgan Gold
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Gord Sutherland Silver
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Kristopher Neels Bronze
  • IT – Network Systems Administration Kyle Lebrun Silver
  • Plumbing Shareef Sadain Bronze
  • Precision Machining Demetrius Koabel Gold
  • Precision Machining Leo Gosselin Silver
  • Precision Machining James Brewster Bronze
  • Sheet Metal Work Alyssa Deville Gold
  • Welding Colton Parson Bronze

The medal winners from SkillsBC move on to represent BC (and BCIT!) at the National Skills Canada Competition Manitoba in June, and from there have the opportunity to qualify to represent Team Canada at the World Skills Competition.

Congratulations to all the competitors and their instructors!


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