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Friday, March 25, 2011

Students Show Off Skills

Grey Bruce | by Robyn Garvey  

Over 100 High School students take part in Skills competition today in Owen Sound.

Over 100 students from 13 high schools across Grey Bruce will compete today (FRI) in the 8th annual Secondary Regional Technological Skills Challenge.

The competition covers eight different skills -- including carpentry, culinary arts, precision machinery, small powered equipment, welding, electrical wiring, hair styling and automotive services.

Each competition has been designed by industry experts.

Bruce Grey Catholic Superintendent Jerry Casey says the event will focus on skilled trades and technology careers.

Casey says this unique industry and education partnership works well together.

He says the competition encourages young people to consider the value of a skills trade career.

Casey says it also demonstrates pride and support for trade and technology careers.

Today's competition will be held in various locations including Georgian College, St. Mary’s High School in Owen Sound as well as at a local automotive garage and hair stylist location.

Casey calls it an exciting day for the youth, who refer to the competition as the ’Olympics of Trade.’

He says students are very eager to put their skills to the test.

Students who achieve top scores have the opportunity to advance to Skills Ontario.


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