Three Abbotsford students win medals at Skills Canada

Six locals competed at the nationals last week in Saskatoon, Sask.

Noah Dueck (left) and Kurtis Mar

Noah Dueck (left) and Kurtis Mar

Three Abbotsford students who competed in the Skills Canada Competition last week in Saskatoon, Sask., have returned home with medals.

Noah Dueck and Kurtis Mar of Robert Bateman secondary won a bronze medal in 3D computer animation.

Also winning a bronze was Nick Huebert of W. J. Mouat secondary in electrical wiring.

The three were among six local students who had advanced to the national contest, held May 27 to 30, after winning gold medals at the provincials in April at Abbotsford’s Tradex facility.

The other three locals who competed at the Skills Canada event were: Grace Choi and Ryan White of Robert Bateman secondary in 2D computer animation, and Alex Hintz of Abbotsford senior in architectural CAD.

Students who won gold at the nationals now advance to the WorldSkills Competition from Aug. 12 to 15 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.