Students compete in Skills BC contest at Tradex

More than 400 participants came to Abbotsford for a chance to advance to the nationals.

Lazar Savic from Sullivan Heights Secondary in Surrey competes in the robotics category of the Skills BC competition on Wednesday at Tradex in Abbotsford.

Lazar Savic from Sullivan Heights Secondary in Surrey competes in the robotics category of the Skills BC competition on Wednesday at Tradex in Abbotsford.

More than 400 participants from across the province came to Tradex in Abbotsford on Wednesday to compete in the Skills BC competition.

The students – from both the high school and post-secondary levels – previously won gold medals at regional contests. Winners at the provincial level will advance to the national competition.

They competed in 40 categories, including plumbing, hairdressing, the culinary arts, brick masonry, carpentry, fashion design, computer animation and more.

Eight Abbotsford high school students competed at the provincial level:

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

– Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan (pictured below) from Abbotsford Virtual School in 3D animation;

– Davejot Sidhu from Robert Bateman in architectural CAD;

– David Lawton from Yale Secondary in automotive service technician;

– Amie Peters from Abbotsford Senior Secondary in culinary;

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

Results from the competition are not yet available.