Paint us proud!
Vancouver Community College students earned 20 medals at the annual B.C. Skills Competition in Abbotsford on April 17: eight gold, seven silver and five bronze.
All the gold medallists will represent B.C. at the Skills Canada national competition at BC Place in June. They will compete against college and high school students from across the country.
VCC's 2013 B.C. Skills winners:
Architectural CAD (drafting)
Gold: Meghan McDonell, VCC via Vancouver
Automotive collision repair
Silver: Steven Dardengo, VCC via Victoria
Bronze: Philip Laffin, VCC via Nanaimo
High school automotive collision repair
Gold: Kurtis Gordey, A L Fortune Secondary, Enderby
Silver: Cesar Busine, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Vancouver
Bronze: Kyle Steven, Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary, Courtenay
Automotive service technician
Gold: Keith Stonehouse, VCC via Chilliwack
High school auto refinishing
Gold: Adam Sliacky, South Delta Secondary
Silver: Brenden Papps, Moscrop Secondary, Burnaby
Bronze: Donald Urquhart, Panorama Ridge Secondary, Surrey
Bronze: Lyndsay Jones, VCC
Gold: Georgine Chung, VCC
Silver: Kate Lo, VCC
High school baking
Silver: Crystal Tan, Lord Byng Secondary, Vancouver
Gold: Michelle Macasling, VCC
Silver: Katy Au, VCC via Richmond
High school hair design
Gold: Rachelle Garcia, Samuel Robertson Secondary, Maple Ridge
Gold: Ashlie Mackie, VCC via Vancouver
Silver: Eun ju Oh, VCC via Coquitlam
Bronze: Linda Dooley, VCC via Delta
VCC partners with several high schools in Metro Vancouver to offer trades training at the post-secondary level. By the time a student graduates from high school, they are skilled and ready to enter the workforce or able to continue their studies in college.