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15 medals for Assiniboine students at Skills Manitoba

Written On: 13 April, 2018
Category: Academic Awards Learn By Doing Programs

Fifteen Assiniboine Community College students are heading into the weekend celebrating with provincial medals following the 21st annual Skills Manitoba. The competition took place yesterday in Winnipeg at Red River College, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology and Tec-Voc High School.

Twenty-nine Assiniboine students from a range of skilled trades and technology programs competed this year, winning a total of five gold, six silver and four bronze medals.

“Team Assiniboine rose to the occasion again this year and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome,” said Barry Gooden, acting Dean of Trades & Technology at Assiniboine. “For students, Skills Manitoba is an incredible opportunity to be challenged in their areas of study and see that their hard work pays off.”

New this year was the 3D Digital Game Art competition, which had Assiniboine students filling the podium with gold, silver and bronze wins. This competition will also be introduced at the national Skills Canada competition later in the year.

Skills 2018

“The 3D Digital Game Art contest challenges that rare mix of artistic and technical skills required to create 3D models that are used in games, apps, and virtual reality,” said Derek Ford, Interactive Media Arts instructor at Assiniboine. “We are proud and excited to represent the college, Manitoba and our Interactive Media Arts program at Skills Canada in Edmonton later this year.”

Skills Manitoba is an annual event that brings together more than 500 secondary and post-secondary and apprenticeship students from across the province to showcase their talent in more than 43 different time-limited, hands-on contests.

The event celebrates and rewards students, while connecting with employers to stay current with the changing needs of industry. Competitions are designed and judged by industry professionals and educators.

Gold medal winners will have the opportunity to join Team Manitoba in Edmonton on June 4 and 5 to compete at the 24th Skills Canada National Competition. This multi-trade and technology competition brings together more than 500 students and apprentices from across the country to participate in more than 40 competitions.

A full list of medalists is as follows:

Competition
Student
Hometown
Medal
Coach
3D Digital Game Art
Alyssa Boles
Brandon
Gold
Derek Ford
IT Network Systems Administration
Javier Gutierrez
Brandon
Gold
Dean Johnson
IT Office Software
Riley Boyd
Brandon
Gold
Patti-Jo Burt
Plumbing
Carson Colquhoun
Weyburn, SK
Gold
Kris Rainville
Mechanical CAD
Brodie Gill
Brandon
Gold
Greg Summers
 
3D Digital Game Art
Merissa Mayhew
Brandon
Silver
Derek Ford
Carpentry
Zac Deschutter
Rapid City
Silver
Grant Lawford
IT Office Software
Tulsa Labonte
Morden
Silver
Patti-Jo Burt
Website Design
Ana Maria Camelo Gutierrez
Brandon
Silver
Malena Gonzalez/Sean Taylor
Precision Machining
Ashley Dutchak
Yorkton, SK
Silver
Lance Seib
Electrical Installation
Daniel Bates
Rivers
Silver
Keith Campbell
 
3D Digital Game Art
James Owen
Gladstone
Bronze
Derek Ford
Precision Machining
Mitchell Penner
Brandon
Bronze
Lance Seib
Plumbing
Luc Desjardins
Minnedosa
Bronze
Kris Rainville
Graphic Design
Jess Paterson
Alexander
Bronze
Malena Gonzalez

 

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