PEI students recognized for excellence in trades and technology
Charlottetown, PE. Friday, March 22, 2018 – Skills Canada PEI recognized the achievements of 115 Island students recently at the Skills Excellence Awards night held at Holland College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre in Charlottetown. The evening celebrated the success of competitors from the 2018 Provincial Skills Competitions. Medals were presented to high school, post-secondary and apprentice students in 38 categories of competitions.
The annual Provincial Skills Competition brings together over 300 Island students to compete in a variety of trades and technology competitions ranging from Mechatronics to Video Production. Gold, silver and bronze medals were presented to top achievers in each competition area. The gold medal winner from each category will represent Prince Edward Island at the National Skills Competition taking place in June in Edmonton, Alberta.
Kathleen Casey, MLA for Charlottetown–Lewis Point brought greetings from the Province at the awards ceremony.
"I would like to thank Skills Canada PEI organizers for working with these talented students, “ Casey said. “I would like to congratulate all participants and wish best of luck to all gold medalists who will soon be participating in the national Skills Canada competition in Edmonton. We believe that supporting young islanders in learning skilled trades will fuel the prosperity of our whole province."
“The Provincial competitions are our flagship event,” said Sue LeFort, President of Skills Canada PEI’s board of directors. “These competitions challenge students and apprentices to apply their training in trades and technology as they compete against their peers provincially, nationally and even internationally. This evening is a great opportunity to celebrate their achievements with their instructors, employers and family, as they prepare for the next level of competition."
About Skills Canada Prince Edward Island
SCPEI was founded in 1997 as part of a pan-Canadian not‐for‐profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Island youth. For information on Skills Canada PEI programs and competitions visit www.skillscanada.pe.ca.MEDIA CONTACT
To interview local winners and participants, please contact:Tawna MacLeod, Executive Director (902)626-9307