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  • VIDEO Junior High Students Compete at Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge

    More than 350 junior high students from across the province gathered at the College of the North Atlantic’s Prince Phillip Drive Campus yesterday for the Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge.

    It’s an event bringing students together to compete in a number of trade, technology and employability areas like Computer Animation, TV/video Production, Junior Chef Challenge and F.I.R.S.T Lego League Robotics.

    The president of Skills Canada, John Oates, says the earlier we can get kids involved in skilled trades, the better.

    Brooklyn Crane, who was competing in the junior hairstyling challenge, says the competition is a good way to prepare for the future. She says everyone there was really good so it was a tough competition, but it’s a good way to introduce them into the trades they may wish to pursue when they’re older.

    The gold medal winners in most competition areas will be invited to the Skills Canada Provincial Competition in March, where they compete against high school students for the opportunity to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 25th annual Skills Canada National Competition in May in Halifax.

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