SD62 celebrated the success of EMCS student Jake Schuttinga.
In mid-April, Jake received the Gold for Carpentry at the Skills Canada Provincial Competition, held in Moncton, NB.
He then went on to win the Gold at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), hosted between June 5-8, also in Moncton.
As was posted on this SD62 Skills and Carees website on April 20, 2016:
Congratulations to EMCS’s Jake Schuttinga who won the Carpentry division at the Skills Canada Provincials Competition last week. Jake has earned himself a seat at Nations, which are in New Brunswick from June 5-8. We wish Jake all the best with his endeavours!
As well, congratulations to all of the following competitors and winners from Skills Canada Provincials:
Automotive Collision Repair (secondary) – Victoria High – Braedon Thiffeault
Carpentry (secondary) – Edward Milne Community – Jake Schuttinga
Culinary Arts (secondary) – Esquimalt – Leon Buser-Rivet
Sprinkler System (post secondary) – Camosun College – Colin Hosokawa
Steamfitting (post secondary) – Camosun College – Kyle Horne
Jake then went on to take the gold at the National competition, which took place also in New Brunswick between June 5 and 8.
The following was tweeted out by @SD62_Sooke:
— School District #62 (@SD62_Sooke) June 8, 2016
The final results are online, here.
According to SkillsCompetenceCanada.com,
The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country.
Every year, more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions.
By providing a forum where Canadian youth can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on work experience related to skilled trade and technology careers.
Through these competitions, Skills/Compétences Canada also seeks to raise awareness about skilled trade and technology sectors to all Canadian youth and their influencers.
Students must compete at local, regional and provincial/territorial events to gain their place to represent their province/territory at SCNC.
For more information about the Skills Canada National competition, visit here. SCNC 2017 will take place at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, MB, May 31 – June 3.