The University College of The North in partnership with The Kelsey School Division and Skills Canada held the 2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge in The Pas on February 28th. The event had 32 competitors from many Northern Manitoba communities where they took part in a series of challenges.
This year’s challenge had many local winners including Sage Ducharme from Margret Barbour Collegiate and Cody Johannes from The University College of The North won gold and silver medal respectively in cooking, Angel Head from Mary Duncan School won silver in Hairstyling, Justin Marlow from MBCI won gold in Heavy Equipment Service, Joshua Bignell from Margret Barbour Collegiate won the bronze medal in Information Technology Software for Business Solutions. Mackenzie Linklater from MBCI won gold in public speaking, Meghan McMillan from MBCI won Silver in Welding, and MBCIs Caileigh Muilenberg and Redthunderchild Sinclair won gold and silver respectively in Job Search.
Technical Vocational Education Consultant Kim Poirier says students who participated worked hard for their achievement and she wishes them the best of luck as they continue their learning and skill development.