Posted on April 22, 2024

Nine en route to Skills Canada national competitions

Skills Baking winners 2024

Vancouver Community College (VCC) competitors returned from the 30th annual Skills Canada BC provincial competition with a total of 19 medals on April 17 at the Tradex centre in Abbotsford. We're so proud of all the students who participated in this event, which brings in the best of skilled trades across the province each year.

Last week's event drew over 3,000 spectators from grade schools across B.C., coming in to watch the competitions and interact with the various exhibition booths. Trades activities included sampling ice pops and cookies from apprenticeship programs, nail polishing and learning face massage techniques with VCC Salon and Spa, and fitting a tire with VCC Automotive Servicing.

Congratulations especially to the nine gold medallists who will advance to the Skills Canada national competitions being held in Quebec City between May 30-31, as well as the two podium sweeps in the baking and car painting categories.

"Behind this success are the students' dedication, commitment, hard work and talent," says Kimberly Tada, VCC Baking and Pastry Arts instructor. "They are extremely motivated students and we're so grateful for the support of our departments. We wouldn't be here without everyone's help at VCC. It takes a village!" 

Hear more about the provincial Skills Canada BC competitions with CBC host Gloria Macarenko and Dennis Innes, Dean of Hospitality, Food Studies and Business | Live Radio April 17, 2024

Follow #SCNC2024 and #myVCC on Instagram to stay connected and join us in wishing all the best to our national competitors! Go Team VCC! 


Automotive collision repair – Post-secondary
Keagan Behiel – GOLD
Cassie Hamelin – BRONZE

Automotive collision repair – Secondary
Connor De Vera-Mcginn – GOLD
Hayden Cheng – SILVER

Baking – Post-secondary
Brianna Cattermole – GOLD
Ratanawan Choowatanakiat (Lily) – SILVER
Talwinder Kaur – BRONZE

Baking – Secondary
Saxyn Simpson-Ferguson – GOLD
Elli Kotanen – SILVER

Car painting – Post-secondary
Heidi Durkop – GOLD
Ali Al Abedi – SILVER
Adam Murray – BRONZE

Car painting – Secondary
Teghveer (Travis) Marwaha – GOLD

Digital Media Design  Post-secondary
Cynthia Nguyen – GOLD
Renzo Marines Quintana – SILVER

Esthetics – Post-secondary
Upasna Sharma – GOLD

Hairdressing – Post-secondary
Holly Severy – GOLD
Kyra Michaels – SILVER

Hairdressing – Secondary
Joey Aconley – SILVER

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