On April 15, top-performing students from across British Columbia put their trades to the test at the 21st annual Skills Canada BC provincial competition.
Competing in areas ranging from Automotive Collision Repair to Hairdressing to Culinary Arts, VCC students impressed the judges as well as the crowds at the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX) in Abbotsford, claiming a total of nine medals—three gold, three silver and three bronze.
Congratulations to all the winners, as well as the ACE-IT medalists from VCC-affiliated high schools.
Gold - Raina Ruan, VCC
Silver - Carrie Wang, VCC
Auto Collision Repair
Gold - Bobby Brar, VCC
Bronze - Shawn Atherton, VCC
Gold - Jason Sherle, Burnaby South Secondary (ACE-IT)
Silver - Jacob Wall, A.L. Fortune Secondary (ACE-IT)
Bronze - Sathy Karunaneithi, David Thompson Secondary (ACE-IT)
Silver - Ian Villalon, Britannia Community Secondary (ACE-IT)
Gold - Austin Granados, VCC
Silver - Ji Youn (Kristen) Kim, VCC
Gold - Lester Garcia, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary (ACE-IT)
Silver - Juan Carlos Acierda, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary (ACE-IT)
Bronze - Steven Shai, Windermere Community Secondary (ACE-IT)
Silver - Gregory Uyeda, VCC
Bronze - Amanda Billings, Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary (ACE-IT)
Bronze - Liang Jiang, VCC
Heavy Equipment Services
Bronze - Robin Ryan, VCC