All of us at SD83 are wishing good luck to Aidan Eglin! Aidan, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School, is competing today (May 28) and tomorrow (May 29) in the technology division at Skills Canada in Halifax.
The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to Skills Canada to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. Typically those competing have advanced through regional and provincial championships.
Aidan won gold in the website development competition at the provincial level in April. Now, as a member of team B.C., he is competing at the national level against other website development provincial winners! In Halifax the competitors have been given the task is to build a website for a Maritime Seafood Restaurant.
Teacher Phil Lepine, who is in Halifax with him, says the competition began today. Today competitors have six hours and it is the “front end” website development. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is another five hours of competition and it is the “back end” or server development.
There are many different trades and technologies at Skills Canada and Canada’s best talent in skilled trades and technologies have gathered to compete in:
Precision Machining | Mechatronics | Mechanical Engineering CAD | CNC Machining | IT – Office Software Applications | Welding | Autobody Repair | Sheet Metal Work | Plumbing | Electronics | Web Design and Development | Electrical Installations | Industrial Control | Bricklaying | Cabinetmaking | Carpentry | Hairstyling | Aesthetics | Fashion Technology | Baking | Automobile Technology | Cooking | Landscape Gardening | Refrigeration and Air Conditioning | IT Network Systems Administration | Graphic Design | Industrial Mechanic Millwright | Architectural Technology & Design | Outdoor Power and Recreation Equipment | Video Production | Job Search | Job Skill Demonstration | Public Speaking | 3D Character Computer Animation | 2D Character Computer Animation | Aerospace Technology | Workplace Safety | Mobile Robotics | Heavy Equipment Technology | Car Painting | Steamfitter – Pipefitter | Photography | Sprinkler Systems | 3D Digital Game Art