Submitted by Ryan Wright (Construction Teacher, SGCHS)
I am very proud of the competitors representing Construction and SGCHS at the Provincial Skills Competition. Bryce Henkelman built a play house and placed third in the province and took home the Bronze medal in Carpentry.
Martin Roy built a sawhorse that involved many difficult hand cut wood joints such as half blind dovetails and earned the safety award in the Joinery competition. Overall it was great that they had such a strong finish and the necessary skills to enjoy the competition. These two students have enjoyed building many projects throughout their Construction Courses at SGCHS. They have built everything from the first hand tool project (phone dock or Key holder), wall shelf, nightstand, shed, to fine furniture tables. These students have been very generous with their time and have completed additional projects for their family and for the school. They have gained valuable construction experience and work skills throughout their time spent in the wood shop.
The Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC) features high school and post-secondary students from across Alberta, competing in trade and technical events hosted by Skills Canada (Alberta).
The competition areas range from autobody repair to welding, graphic design to baking. During the two-day competition, each student specializes in one event area and must complete a project that has been designed by experts in that field. For example, a website developer competitor may be given the challenge of constructing a website for a fictional company.
The PSCC brings trade and tech careers to life and is an ideal field trip for junior and senior high school students.
High School Students begin their journey with Skills Canada at either a Regional Skills Canada Competition or through in-school selection for those events not offered in their region.