Following career-topping performances at the WorldSkills Team Canada qualifying event last week in Halifax, two Vancouver Community College (VCC) students have earned spots on the team heading to WorldSkills Kazan 2019 in Russia.
VCC culinary arts apprentice Leah Patitucci and VCC baking and pastry arts apprentice Clarissa Roque have worked incredibly hard for this opportunity. Both bring years of past competition experience, including standout performances at Skills Canada 2018, which qualified them to try out for the national team. Both women also benefit from quality industry experience and significant extra-curricular training and practice with VCC chefs.
Leah (@leah_patitucci), whose credits include both baking and culinary training at VCC, brings remarkable focus to her craft as well as mentorship from numerous well-known, gourmet restaurants across Vancovuer.
Clarissa (@roqueclarissa), who began competing already in high school, is known for combining creative drawing skills, impeccable taste, and precise organization in her pastry creations.
The Team Canada qualifying event was held in conjunction with the Skills Canada National Competition 2019 (SCNC) from May 27 to 29 in Halifax, NS.
VCC sent eight provincial champions to this year’s SCNC, and we are extremely proud to congratulate the following national medallists. Well done, everyone!
Automotive collision repair – post-secondary
Ricky Guan – SILVER
Baking – post-secondary
Farzin Irani – SILVER
Car painting – secondary
Reilly Ouwerling (Elgin Park Secondary) – BRONZE
Culinary arts – post-secondary
Anh Tran – BRONZE
Culinary arts – secondary
Julia Broda (Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary) – SILVER
Can you picture yourself in the skilled trades? Learn more about apprenticeship options at VCC at an upcoming free information session.