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VCC students head to Halifax for Skills Canada 2019

Posted on May 22, 2019



Welcome to the national stage! We at Vancouver Community College (VCC) would like to wish the very best to our provincial champions competing in the Skills Canada 2019 National Competition (SCNC) from Monday, May 27 to Thursday, May 30 in Halifax, NS.

This year, over 550 students and apprentices from across Canada will be competing for national titles in over 40 skilled trades and technology areas from baking to car painting to hairstyling.

Share your support online using the hashtags #myVCC, #SCNC2019, and especially #TeamBC, which helps contribute to the Skills Canada Team Spirit Award.

Team VCC – Skills Canada National Competition 2019

Automotive collision repair – post-secondary
Ricky Guan

Baking – post-secondary
Farzin Irani

Baking – secondary
Isaac Carswell (Sullivan Heights Secondary)

Car painting – secondary
Reilly Ouwerling (Elgin Park Secondary)


Culinary arts – post-secondary
Anh Tran

Culinary arts – secondary
Julia Broda (Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary)

Esthetics – post-secondary
Nicole de Lima Girardello

Hairdressing – post-secondary
Kennedy Pabuaya


Also during Skills Canada 2019, the top two competitors in each skill area from the 2018 national competition return to participate in the WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Process.

As 2018 was a WorldSkills qualifying year, these competitors now have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills once again and earn a spot among the 31-member Team Canada heading to WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.

VCC is extremely proud of our champions and we wish them all the best in Halifax!

WorldSkills Team Canada 2019 candidates

Automotive collision repair 
Jason Sherle

Culinary arts
Leah Patitucci (SCNC 2018 medallist)

Clarissa Roque (SCNC 2018 medallist)



Explore your options in the skilled trades. VCC’s free information sessions offer an inside look at programs and facilities. Sign up now.