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Local students compete in Skills Alberta competition

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) students are heading to a provincial competition to show off their hard-earned expertise and experience.

Skills Alberta is an annual competition that promotes excellence in trades and technology while giving students the opportunities to discover career paths and enhance their education.

There are nine students competing in the Skills Alberta competition in seven categories, from workplace safety to culinary arts.

“Provincials is a huge opportunity for me to showcase my skills and give it my all,” said Dustin LaRue, a Grade 12 Salisbury Composite High student who is competing in the baking category. “Not only is this already a big competition, but if I’m successful with my products, I get to compete in front of the entire country. The gateway that Skills Canada provides is incredibly valuable, and I’m so excited for what’s to come.”

Before being selected for provincials, students must either first compete in a qualifying competition, or be nominated by their school. These competitions have been running in Alberta for over 30 years.

Gold medalists in the Skills Alberta competition will be given the chance to join Team Alberta and compete at the Skills Canada National Competition.

On top of the competitions, EIPS is also sending over a hundred students to explore career paths at Skills City. You can read more about Skills Alberta on their website.

EIPS student.
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