Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Sask Polytech students win big at Provincial Skills Canada Competition

16 Students won gold and a chance to compete at the national level

Earlier this spring, a number of students representing a variety of programs participated in the provincial Skills Canada competition — an Olympic-style competition that celebrates student skills in more than 30 trade and technology areas.

This year, 16 Sask Polytech students won gold meaning they will be advancing to the national event where they will compete against other students from across the country.

“We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements in the 2018 provincial Skills Canada competition.  Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well trained and talented students have an excellent track record at the national events, and we look forward to another outstanding showing in June,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “I’d like to extend my best wishes of good luck and great success to all the competitors.”

Each gold winner receives $2500 in scholarships to help cover the costs associated with attending the National Skills Canada Competition, which takes place in Edmonton, Alberta June 4-5. This year’s national competition will also be an opportunity for winners to qualify for the World Skills Competition 2019, taking place in Russia.

Congrats to our gold medalists and good luck at Nationals!

Category Student Medal
Architectural Technology and Design Dylan Kardash Gold
Auto body Repair Nicole Sheetka Gold
Automotive Technology Derek Bon Gold
Bricklaying Mikael Debray Gold
Car Painting Stirling William Gold
Carpentry Joey Cherpin Gold
CNC Machining Johnathon Crane Gold
Cooking Sydney Hamelin Gold
Electrical Installation Ryan Folk Gold
Graphic Design Taylor Ehman Gold
Industrial Control Scott Rogers Gold
Industrial Mechanic Quaid Hight Gold
IT Network System Administration Taran Ulrich Gold
Mechanical Engineering CADD Alex Heilam Gold
Precision Machining Justin Filtreau Gold
Sheet Metal Work Mitch Wiesinger Gold


Learn more about the the 2018 provincial Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition.