SLIDESHOW: Students compete in provincial skills competition

Hundreds of students from around the province took part in the provincial SkillsBC competition today at Tradex.

Competitors from post secondary

Competitors from post secondary

Competitors from post-secondary, secondary, middle and elementary schools competed Wednesday in the Provincial Skills Canada British Columbia Competition at Tradex in Abbotsford.

Competition areas are divided into training/grade levels with qualified competitors from post secondary institutions being chosen by their instructors, and with the majority of the secondary and middle school competitors qualifying through the wining of gold medals at the Regional Competitions.

Every year qualifying BC National medalists have the opportunity to become part of Team Canada which represents our country at the World Skills Competition, or the World Skills Americas Competition held on alternate years.