The skills to win 27 medals
The Surrey School District struck gold – and silver and bronze – at the recent regional skills competition.
Surrey students won nine gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals at the annual Lower Fraser Valley Regional Skills Competition held earlier this month at the Cloverdale campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
The 27 medals were won in 11 categories, including 3D animation, carpentry, fashion and welding.
Gold medalists will now advance to the provincial skills competition, which takes place April 18 at the Tradex in Abbotsford.
The annual regional, provincial and national competitions are put on by Skills Canada and its affiliates. At the regional level, the goal of Skills Canada B.C. is to encourage students to explore areas of interest in the trades and technology fields.