Gold medal!

Congrats to Aidan Eglin who won GOLD in website design at Skills Canada in Halifax today (May 30)!

Aidan and teacher Phil Lepine in their Team BC shirts

Aidan, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School, competed May 28-29 in the technology division at Skills Canada in Halifax. His website entry on a Maritime Seafood Restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors.

Immediately after the medal ceremony, teacher Phil Lepine texted that the two of them are excited and exhausted! “We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in a fast time and his web page worked well without any visible flaws.”

“A few of the other competitors were saying the tasks were rigorous and they thought they had flaws in their code.”

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.

To get to the nationals, Aidan won gold in the website development competition at the provincial level in April.

Team BC

At Skills Canada competitors had six hours to do the “front end” website development and another five hours of competition for 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

This post will be updated as further information becomes available.