Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Sask Polytech students win big at Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition

Students win a chance to compete at the national level

In April, 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, 13 Sask Polytech students will advance to the national event where they will compete against students from across the country.

“We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements in the 2019 provincial Skills Canada competition. Because of superb training and preparation by our excellent faculty and staff, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s students have an outstanding track record at the national events. I expect another strong showing in May,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “I would like to extend my best wishes of good luck and great success to all the competitors.”

“Team Saskatchewan always performs extremely well against other provinces and territories at the national skills competitions. This is because of the skill, ingenuity and drive our young people possess,” says Colin Phippard, Skills Canada Saskatchewan executive director. “Our institutions provide world class training and our industries provide invaluable experience. This year will be no different, we will bring home some gold and show the rest of the country what Saskatchewan’s future workforce is made of.” 

Each gold winner receives $2,500 in scholarships from Sask Polytech to help cover the costs associated with attending the 25th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), which takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 28-29. Each year, more than 550 competitors from all regions of Canada come to SCNC to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions.

The following Sask Polytech students are part of Team Sask, competing at SCNC!

Category Student
Architectural Technologies Kyle Morgan
Autobody/Motor Vehicle Repair Nicole Sheetka
Autobody/Motor Vehicle Repair Borden Ylioja
Bricklayer Brook Robinson
Carpentry David Rempel
Construction Electrician Carlee Smith
Construction Electrician Ryan Goodin
Computer Networking Technician Amanda Douglas
Electrical Engineering Technology Isreal Flora
Graphic Communications Joel Davis
Industrial Mechanics Kyle Savoie
Innovative Manufacturing Christopher Borys
Sheet Metal Mitch Wiesinger

Learn more about the 2019 provincial Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition.



Published May 2019.