Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Students receive five medals at Skills Canada National Competition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students competed to become the national champion for their respective skilled trade

June 7, 2017 – Last weekend Saskatchewan Polytechnic students competed against 600 young people from across Canada at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) in Winnipeg and came out on top with five medals, including three gold and two bronze.

Students must first compete at local, regional and provincial/territorial events in order to represent their province/territory and demonstrate their skills at the national level.

"Saskatchewan Polytechnic is proud of all our students who competed at SCNC this year. SCNC provides contestants an opportunity to demonstrate skills that equip them for rewarding careers," said Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “The SCNC competition profiles a broad range of applied learning opportunities and showcases the exciting and rewarding careers available through a polytechnic education. Congratulations to our five medal winners!"

“In addition to being extremely proud of our students and to congratulate our award recipients, we are also very appreciative of the work and commitment of our faculty and staff,” says Jamie Hilts, dean of the School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing and the School of Natural Resources and Built Environment. “Saskatchewan Polytech students do very well in competitions such as SCNC and it is an indication of the valuable learning experience they receive.”

Congrats to our 2017 SCNC winners!

Competition Competitor Standing
Architectural Technology Kolten Altrogge Bronze
Automation and Control Justin Chapman Gold
Carpentry Dallas Stadnyk Bronze
Graphic Design Michaela Taylor Gold
Welding Adam Sebastian Gold

Michaela Taylor-Becker, Graphic Communications student, won a gold at SCNC.Taylor-Becker’s gold medal finish is the second consecutive gold medal earned by a Graphic Communications student and is the third gold medal for a Graphic Communications student at SCNC in four years.

“Our program is designed to engage students in their education and provides them with a lot of hands-on learning opportunities,” says John Karmazyn, program head of the Graphic Communications program and New Media Communications program. “We encourage our students to develop and hone their skills to be the best they can be and we are really proud of their achievements. We are very excited to have another student receive gold at SCNC.”

Thank you to all of our instructors who contribute to the success of our students competing at SCNC.

SCNC provides competitors and student visitors with hands-on experience and ensures that Canada remains at the forefront of competitive advantage in the global economy.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a Polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.