Congratulations to Vancouver Community College (VCC) students for winning 19 medals in the Skills Canada BC 2019 provincial competition held in Abbotsford on Wednesday, April 17.
After weeks of preparation and training, all 38 members of Team VCC spent the full day putting their skills to the test in front of industry judges and the general public at the Abbotsford Tradex.
In the end, VCC’s auto collision and refinishing department swept the podium, earning gold, silver, and bronze in the categories of Automotive collision repair (post-secondary) and Car painting (secondary).
Students from VCC and associated high schools also earned gold medals in the areas of Esthetics (post-secondary), Baking, (secondary and post-secondary), Culinary arts (secondary and post-secondary), and Hairstyling (post-secondary). See the full list of medallists below.
Automotive service – post-secondary
Mitchell Eastman – SILVER
Automotive service – secondary
Alexander Nguyen (Britannia Secondary) – SILVER
Automotive collision repair - post-secondary
Ricky Guan – GOLD
Milton Javier Davis Flores – SILVER
Steve Bakirgis – BRONZE
Automotive collision repair - secondary
David Zamora (Moscrop Secondary) – BRONZE
Baking - post-secondary
Farzin Irani – GOLD
YeJin Park – SILVER
Baking - secondary
Isaac Carswell (Sullivan Heights Secondary) – GOLD
Mandy Liu (Sir Charles Tupper) – SILVER
Car painting - secondary
Reilly Ouwerling (Elgin Park Secondary) – GOLD
Antony Harrington (Victoria High School) – SILVER
Mark Alcantara (John Oliver Secondary) – BRONZE
Culinary arts - post-secondary
Anh Tran – GOLD
Culinary arts - secondary
Julia Broda (Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary) – GOLD
Esthetics – post-secondary
Nicole de Lima Girardello – GOLD
Sierra Jin Lee – SILVER
Hairdressing – post-secondary
Kennedy Pabuaya – GOLD
Hairdressing – secondary
Kala’i Seaman – BRONZE
Can you picture yourself on the podium? Learn more about skilled trades at VCC by joining a free information session in the area of your choice.