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Skills competition puts local youth to the test

The pressure to plan for the future can weigh on any teenager. Local students have been developing skills that could lead to careers and they are ready to show them off at the Northwest Regional Skills Canada Competition.

The competition includes a variety of different areas. They include skills like auto servicing, baking and culinary arts, carpentry and welding. There are also students competing in the areas of IT and network support, TV and video production, graphic design and photography.

Students will be competing at the GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Highschool and St. Thomas More School. The contest kicks off Thursday afternoon and will wrap up Friday evening.

The top students will qualify for the Provincial Skills Canada competition. A number of students from the Peace region participated last year. The provincial competition will run May 30 and June 1, 2018 in Edmonton. Winners there will compete again in Edmonton where this year’s national competition will be held June 4-5, 2018.

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