ESTEVAN - Eight students from the Estevan Comprehensive School travelled to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic main campus in Saskatoon on April 28 for the Skills Canada provincial competition.
Students participated in the information technology, and the hairstyling and aesthetics sectors.
Competitions included bridal hairstyling, braiding, aesthetics, photography and information technology software.
ECS student Alyssa Saccary won a bronze medal for the bridal hairstyling event.
Also competing were Fiona Tangonan (braiding hairstyling), Kelsey Dodd (aesthetics), Lily Patoki (model for aesthetics), Kerison Burnett and Emma Morhart (photography), and Osama Kamel and Kegan Littlefield (information technology software).
“Our students enjoyed an enriching experience, putting material learned in the classroom into practice,” said ECS vice-principal James Dobos. “They also had to adapt to the criteria outlined by the co-ordinators for each of the competitions and utilize important career skills, such as communication, problem solving and teamwork.”
There were also industry experts and employers from different trade areas in attendance, including the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan, The Style Academy, The Christian Labour Association of Canada, MC College and the Capital Automotive Group. Participants enjoyed meeting some of these professionals as well as other students from across the province at a competitor networking supper following the event.