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Students compete in regional skills competition

Students compete in regional skills competition
As a result of their efforts at the Southwest Regional Skills Competition, six local students with first- and second-place finishes have been invited to move on to provincials in May.
As a result of their efforts at the Southwest Regional Skills Competition, six local students with first- and second-place finishes have been invited to move on to provincials in May.
IMAGE: Photo courtesy of Matthew Halton High School
Austin Willms, a Grade 12 student at Pincher Creek’s Matthew Halton High School, demonstrates his automotive servicing skills at the 2023 Southwest Regional Skills Competition. Austin went on to take first place in the auto services category.
IMAGE: Photo courtesy of Matthew Halton High School
Austin Willms, a Grade 12 student at Pincher Creek’s Matthew Halton High School, demonstrates his automotive servicing skills at the 2023 Southwest Regional Skills Competition. Austin went on to take first place in the auto services category.

Students compete in regional skills competition

By William Cockerell
By William Cockerell
Shootin’ the Breeze Community Reporter
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March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

On March 18, students from Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek, Livingstone School in Lundbreck and Crowsnest Consolidated High School in Coleman participated in the regional competition.

The competition showcases trades and technology occupations, while rewarding students for their performances and commitment to these career paths. It is intended to help students develop a career awareness strategy to motivate them to pursue trades and technology occupations as a first-choice career plan. 

Matthew Halton High School results

Matthew Halton High School had five students at the event, with three finishing in the top three in their respective categories. 

Austin Willms competed in the automotive service category, where he picked up an impressive first-place finish. Competitors displayed their understanding of specific areas of an automobile, while demonstrating their ability to maintain and repair components of those areas.

Grady Mackintosh finished second in the cabinet-making competition. Students constructed a four-corner mitred box. This required them to interpret a provided drawing and perform various joinery techniques to construct the box.

Nathan Mitchell placed third in the carpentry competition, which evaluated students based on their ability to organize and execute a given work assignment both accurately and safely. 

“We’re thrilled that the students get to explore areas of passion that could lead to careers, and that they get to not only put this practice into everyday learning, but actually be recognized for their efforts,” says Bryan Burns, assistant principal at MHHS.

 

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Livingstone School results

Two students represented the Lundbreck school at the skills competition.

Neveah MacKinnon competed in the baking category, finishing in second place. She and her fellow competitors were tasked with producing a wide range of intricate baked goods. They were tested on ingredient selection, portioning, baking, presentation and more.

Sarah Yagos also competed for Livingstone, finishing second in the culinary arts competition. For this category, students were evaluated based on their culinary competencies and creativity. Competitors were tasked with preparing two specific menu items.

“These fantastic young ladies showed remarkable skill and talent in their respective disciplines and we’re thrilled to have them representing our school,” says Eliza Grose, the school’s assistant principal.

Crowsnest Consolidated High School results

CCHS had two students team up in the video production competition. Sophia Groves and Makayla Gustavson took home first place in this category, demonstrating a proficiency in the video communications field. 

The event gave participating students the opportunity to explore digital video production while creating a short video based on a topic and theme provided to them.

Since 2001, Career Transitions has teamed up with Lethbridge College and Skills Canada Alberta to host this skills event, one of nine regional competitions held throughout the province.

Congratulations to all of the local students who participated in this year’s competition and best of luck to those continuing on to provincials.

On March 18, students from Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek, Livingstone School in Lundbreck and Crowsnest Consolidated High School in Coleman participated in the regional competition.

The competition showcases trades and technology occupations, while rewarding students for their performances and commitment to these career paths. It is intended to help students develop a career awareness strategy to motivate them to pursue trades and technology occupations as a first-choice career plan. 

Matthew Halton High School results

Matthew Halton High School had five students at the event, with three finishing in the top three in their respective categories. 

Austin Willms competed in the automotive service category, where he picked up an impressive first-place finish. Competitors displayed their understanding of specific areas of an automobile, while demonstrating their ability to maintain and repair components of those areas.

Grady Mackintosh finished second in the cabinet-making competition. Students constructed a four-corner mitred box. This required them to interpret a provided drawing and perform various joinery techniques to construct the box.

Nathan Mitchell placed third in the carpentry competition, which evaluated students based on their ability to organize and execute a given work assignment both accurately and safely. 

“We’re thrilled that the students get to explore areas of passion that could lead to careers, and that they get to not only put this practice into everyday learning, but actually be recognized for their efforts,” says Bryan Burns, assistant principal at MHHS.

 

 

Livingstone School results

Two students represented the Lundbreck school at the skills competition.

Neveah MacKinnon competed in the baking category, finishing in second place. She and her fellow competitors were tasked with producing a wide range of intricate baked goods. They were tested on ingredient selection, portioning, baking, presentation and more.

Sarah Yagos also competed for Livingstone, finishing second in the culinary arts competition. For this category, students were evaluated based on their culinary competencies and creativity. Competitors were tasked with preparing two specific menu items.

“These fantastic young ladies showed remarkable skill and talent in their respective disciplines and we’re thrilled to have them representing our school,” says Eliza Grose, the school’s assistant principal.

Crowsnest Consolidated High School results

CCHS had two students team up in the video production competition. Sophia Groves and Makayla Gustavson took home first place in this category, demonstrating a proficiency in the video communications field. 

The event gave participating students the opportunity to explore digital video production while creating a short video based on a topic and theme provided to them.

Since 2001, Career Transitions has teamed up with Lethbridge College and Skills Canada Alberta to host this skills event, one of nine regional competitions held throughout the province.

Congratulations to all of the local students who participated in this year’s competition and best of luck to those continuing on to provincials.

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