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2017 BC Skills Competition

Posted on April 10, 2017


On Wednesday, April 5, top-performing students from across British Columbia put their trades skills to the test at the 23rd 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. Gold medal winners will represent BC at the Skills Canada national competition in Winnipeg, MB May 31 - June 3.

Congratulations to all the winners, as well as the ACE-IT medalists from VCC-affiliated high schools.

Automotive Service

Silver - Dan Parisi, VCC


Gold - Angela Wu, VCC
Silver - Ray Anthony Caberoy, VCC

Gold - Shoshawna Patel, New Westminster Secondary (ACE-IT) 
Silver - Clarissa Roque, Eric Hamber Secondary (ACE-IT)
Bronze - Anurada Amarasekera, Fraser Heights Secondary (ACE-IT)

Culinary Arts

Silver - Leah Patitucci, VCC
Safety - Jade Sarmiento, VCC

Silver - Rayven Abbott-Hilliard, Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary (ACE-IT)

Fashion Technology

Bronze - Elham Safaei Chalaksaraei, VCC


Gold - Kai Khuan Teoh, VCC

Gold - Courtney Edwards, Samuel Robertson Technical (ACE-IT)


Update: our Skills Canada BC 2017 photo gallery is now online!