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Lucy Wei won a gold medal for Website Development at the Skills Canada National Competition. - Photo submitted
Lucy Wei won a gold medal for Website Development at the Skills Canada National Competition.
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Lucy Wei, a student from Fraser Heights Secondary School, won a gold medal in the Website Development at the Skills Canada National Competition, held in Toronto on June 4-7.

The Skills Canada National Competition is the only Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology event of its kind for students and apprentices in the country. The event took place at the International Centre in Toronto where 60 projects were showcased in skilled trade and technology categories.

The 500 competitors from all provinces and territories were evaluated by independent judges from respective industry sectors.

Judging was based on industry standards and established work practices, using specific criteria such as quality of work, safety, cleanliness, skill level and creativity.

“Young people represent the future of our province and skills such as website development are in demand,” said Surrey-Tynehead MLA Amrik Virk. “Over the next decade, our government expects more than 78 per cent of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education, and 43 per cent will needs skilled trades and technical workers.”

Each year, Skills Canada B.C. works with more than 12,000 students from this province.

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