Seven Abbotsford students compete at Skills Canada

The national event runs June 5-8 at BC Place in Vancouver.

Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan

Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan

Seven Abbotsford students are competing in the Skills Canada competition this week in Vancouver.

The event starts today and runs until Saturday at BC Place in Vancouver, with more than 500 young people from across Canada competing in 40 trade and technology areas.

The participants advanced to the national level after winning gold at provincial competitions. The B.C. event took place at Tradex in Abbotsford on April 17.

The Abbotsford students competing at the nationals are:

– Elijah Baluyan and Karmyn Chretien from Robert Bateman Secondary in 2D animation;

– Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan from Abbotsford Virtual School in 3D animation;

– Davejot Sidhu from Robert Bateman Secondary in architectural drafting;

–  Casey Lenning from Rick Hansen Secondary in electrical wiring; and

– Amie Peters from Abbotsford Senior Secondary in culinary arts.

Visit skillscanada.com for more information.