Students and apprentices involved in the trades from across Saskatchewan are showing what they got.
Over 450 people are participating in the 20th Annual SkillsCanada Saskatchewan Competition, held at the province’s polytechnics, trades schools and other post secondary institutions.
One of those schools is the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina, where students were hard work on machine and metal work projects.
Head of the Machinist Program and Innovative Manufacturing Phil Ursulescu said this competition offers students an outlet to display their learned skills to their fullest.
“A lot of this is being able to properly to document use,” he said. “Read the document, carefully disseminate from all the information give to you to go through an order of operations to, in our case here, create a part out of metal.”
Ursulescu said this gives students the opportunity to apply their skills in a pressured environment.
“It gives a huge importance on the skills they’ve learned, but more in a competitive environment,” he noted. “They’re actually putting all of their skills to the test and everything is time based.”
“It’s not just kind of knowing what they’re doing, they have to know it inside and out to be successful at these competitions.”