Twelve high school students from Livingstone Range School Division competed in the 2021 Regional Skills Canada Alberta Competition for the Southwest Alberta Region in March. Eight of our LRSD students received gold, silver, or bronze medals in their category and qualified to move on to the provincial Skills Canada competition in April and May.
Students showed off their skills in welding, photography, culinary arts, graphic design, video production, cabinet making, carpentry, and hairstyling, competing against other high school students from southwestern Alberta.
The eight LRSD winners were:
- Cabinet Making | Colton Symens—Silver (Willow Creek Composite High School)
- Carpentry | Tristan Lane—Gold (Willow Creek Composite High School)
- Hairstyling Jr. | Elizabeth Orr – Gold (F.P.Walshe School)
- Hairstyling Intermediate | Elizabeth Orr—Silver (F.P. Walshe School)
- Welding | Josh Tippel—Gold (Crowsnest Consolidated High School) & Josh Parker – Silver (Matthew Halton High School)
- Baking | Sarah Yagos—Gold (Livingstone School) & Taya Clifton – Gold (Livingstone School)
- Culinary Arts | Dan Schuler—Gold (Matthew Halton High School)
Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) “promotes excellence in trade and technology careers through skills competitions and hands-on programs for students” (skillsalberta.com). Students from Crowsnest Consolidated High School, F.P. Walshe School, Livingstone School, Matthew Halton High School, and Willow Creek Composite High School develop many of their skills through Career & Technology Studies (CTS) courses at school.
LRSD offers excellent learning spaces and high-quality instruction with many CTS teachers being journeymen/ persons in their trades. The training students receive in high school combined with the learning and confidence of the Skills Competition helps prepare them for their future beyond graduation.
Livingstone Range School Division congratulates all of the 12 LRSD competitors and wishes the best of luck to those eight students moving on to the provincial competition.