CBE students demonstrated exceptional talent and skills as they competed in the Provincial Skills competition held in Edmonton and the 25th National Skills competition held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Skills Alberta Canada seeks to promote skilled trades and technologies with the goals to promote career pathways in the trades and technologies, and work to enhance the quality of technological education. Participation in the Skills competitions supports the three-year education plan.
Thirteen CBE high schools participated in the Provincial Skills competition from May 7 – 9 including Bowness, Centennial, Central Memorial, John G. Diefenbaker, Ernest Manning, Forest Lawn, Henry Wise Wood, Jack James, James Fowler, Lester B. Pearson, Lord Beaverbrook, Nelson Mandela and The Career and Technology Centre.
The CBE group earned 33 medals at the Provincial competition: 9 safety awards, 6 gold, 11 silver and 7 bronze. Students participated in 23 out of the 35 skilled trades and technologies competition events. CBE medalled in 65 per cent of those events, including sweeping the podium in three events.
Six gold medalists got the opportunity to join Team Alberta and compete at the 25th National Skills competition from May 27 – 30, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Five events won medals at the National level.
- Auto Body Repair – Central Memorial
- Car Painting – Central Memorial – Gold medal
- Public Speaking – Central Memorial – Gold medal
- 3D Character Computer Animation – Central Memorial – Bronze medal (team event)
- Job Skills Demonstration – CT Centre – Silver medal
- Architectural Design & Technology – Ernest Manning – Gold medal