Congratulations to the winners in the 2019 Skills Canada Competitions!
TRU's 4 Gold Medalists are heading to Halifax for the Nationals May 27-31, 2019
2019 Provincial Skills Canada Competition
April 17, 2019 — TRADE-EX, Abbotsford, BC
|Maik Stuermer||Carpentry (PS)||GOLD|
|Mathew Chaklinski||Electrical Wiring (PS)||SILVER|
|Calvin Skjeie||Heavy Equipment Service (PS)||GOLD|
|Jordan Brown||Plumbing (PS)||GOLD|
|Gavin Coxon||Plumbing (PS)||SILVER|
|Aidan Gow||Welding (PS)||GOLD|
2019 Regional Cariboo Skills Canada Competition
March 8, 2019 — Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
|Trevor Davis||Automotive (Post Secondary)||TRU||GOLD|
|Mike Humphrey||Automotive (Post Secondary)||TRU||SILVER|
|Colton Despot||Automotive (Secondary)||Westsyde Secondary||BRONZE|
|Marcus Abraham||Cabinet Making (Secondary)||South Kamloops Secondary||GOLD|
|Jeremy Stock||Cabinet Making (Secondary)||SILVER|
|Eric Thibault||Cabinet Making (Secondary)||South Kamloops Secondary||BRONZE|
|Marty LeBourdias||Carpentry (Secondary)||Norkam||SILVER|
|Maik Stuermer||Carpentry (PS)||TRU||GOLD|
|Wyatt MacDonald||Carpentry (PS)||TRU||SILVER|
|Olivia Wilson||Culinary (Secondary)||Valleyview||GOLD|
|Gabrielle Boucher||Culinary (Secondary)||TRU||SILVER|
|Matrix Goodfellow||Culinary (Secondary)||TRU||BRONZE|
|Mathew Chwaklinski||Electrical Wiring (PS)||TRU||GOLD|
|John Collins||Electrical Wiring (PS)||TRU||SILVER|
|Dan Hrybyk||Electrical Wiring (PS)||TRU||BRONZE|
|Teagan Cranston||Gravity Vehicle||Vermillion Forks||GOLD|
|Olivia Vander Gulick||Gravity Vehicle||GOLD|
|Miranda Frost||Gravity Vehicle||GOLD|
|Kira Simpson||Gravity Vehicle||SILVER|
|Braden Northway||Gravity Vehicle||SILVER|
|Sacha Munro||Gravity Vehicle||Eagle River||SILVER|
|Chris Ortwein||Gravity Vehicle||Vermillion Forks||BRONZE|
|Noah Jensen||Gravity Vehicle||BRONZE|
|Tyler Rubis||Gravity Vehicle||BRONZE|
|Drayden Ross||Gravity Vehicle||BRONZE|
|Calvin Skjeie||Heavy Duty (PS)||TRU||GOLD|
|Robert Tolhurst||Heavy Duty (Post-Secondary)||TRU||SILVER|
|Freddy Epp||Heavy Duty (Secondary)||TRU||BRONZE|
|Gavin Coxon||Plumbing (Secondary)||TRU||GOLD|
|Jordan Brown||Plumbing (Secondary)||TRU||SILVER|
|Chloe Jensen||Potential Energy Vehicle||Vermillion||GOLD|
|Damen Prowse||Shaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||GOLD|
|Damian Rivait||Spaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||GOLD|
|Matteo Bunbury||Spaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||GOLD|
|Azlyn Brewer||Spaghetti Bridge||Vermillion Forks||SILVER|
|Kabrie Hartwell||Spaghetti Bridge||Vermillion Forks||SILVER|
|McKinley Forde||Spaghetti Bridge||Vermillion Forks||SILVER|
|Brandon Greenlaw||Spaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||BRONZE|
|Nash Rutherford||Spaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||BRONZE|
|Mason Larsen||Spaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||BRONZE|
|Kayden Klassen||Spaghetti Bridge||Eagle River||BRONZE|
|Aidan Gow||Welding (Post-Secondary)||TRU||GOLD|
|Jordan Purcha||Welding (Post Secondary)||TRU||SILVER|
|Cody Hurst||Welding (Post-Secondary)||TRU||BRONZE|
|Caleb Tomilin||Welding (Secondary)||TRU||GOLD|
|Buzz Stroesser||Welding (Secondary)||TRU||SILVER|
|Welding (SEcondary)||Merritt Secondary||BRONZE|
Try a Trade
What is Try-A-Trade?
Try-A-Trade is sponsored by the TRU School of Trades and Technology. It is an opportunity for area youth to practice some of the hands-on skills used on a daily basis by automotive technicians, cabinet makers, carpenters, electricians and welders.
These events, for students from Grades 6 to 9, are held in conjunction with The Cariboo Regional Skills and Cariboo Junior Skills Competitions in The Trades and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University.
Skills Canada and Skills Canada BC believe that allowing students to use the tools-of-the-trade under direct supervision of qualified tradespeople is the best way to encourage youth to pursue a career in trades and technologies.
Students participating in Try-A-Trade will also witness students competing in 7 trades that make up The Cariboo Regional Skills Competition and 4 challenging competitions that make up the Cariboo Junior Skills Competition.
Areas where interested youth may Interact with tools and equipment will be available for the following trades:
- Heavy Duty Mechanics
- Electrical Wiring
Where and when does Try-A-Trade held?
The Try-A-Trade is held in the Trades and Technology Centre at TRU in Kamloops on Friday, March 8, 2019.
How do students register to take part in the competition?
There is no need to register in advance. A completed waiver form MUST accompany each student if they are to participate in Try-A-Trade.
Where and when do I check-in for the competition?
Try-A-Trade will be held on the main floor of the Trade and Technology Centre. Follow the signs.
What time does Try-A-Trade start?
The 2017 Try-a-Trade event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 8, 2019.
Is Try-A-Trade dangerous? Am I likely to be hurt?
Each event will be supervised by a competent tradesperson. The chance of injury is slight. A completed waiver form MUST accompany each student if they are to participate in Try-A-Trade.
For more information on Skills Canada competitions and TRU Try-A-Trade, please contact:
Cariboo Regional Skills and TRU Try-A-Trade Coordinator
Note: Teachers and parents should visit Scope Documents for important details.