Trades & Technology Apprenticeship

Skills Competitions - Regional Skills

Female high school students braiding mannequin heads as part of regional skills competition at Lakeland College in April 2018
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Got Skills?

Then represent your high school at the Lakeland regional skills event and show what you got!
 
Lakeland College department of trades has been supporting the development of young skills by hosting a regional skills competition since 2008. Note: See results in the drop downs below. Regional results from 2008 - 2018 are available on the results archive page.

High school students compete to qualify for provincial and national level competition.

Students can compete in the following skills:
  • auto service
  • baking
  • carpentry
  • cabinet making
  • culinary arts
  • electrical installations
  • hairstyling - junior & intermediate
  • television & video production
  • welding
Scopes of each skills area as well as contact information and links can be found on the Skills Canada Alberta scopes page.

The next Lakeland RSCC competition will take place  in April 2019. Try out a skill yourself.
 
 
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2018
Competitors from 9 schools from Lamont in the west to Lloydminster in the east, and south as far as Edgerton were part of the 2018 regional skills competition on April 27.
 
Returning participants showed they had honed their skills and moved up to a higher ranking:
  • Moving from bronze to gold were Blake Johnston in auto service, Kyle Sieben and Glenmar Davila in video production
  • Upping last year's silver to gold were Brenna Nelson in junior hairstyling and Ryan Phillips in welding
  • Moving up from bronze to silver was Eric Stephens in electrical installation, 

Gold and silver medalists go on to the Alberta Skills competition.

Auto Service
1.Blake Johnston, Vegreville Comp
2.Braden Hunka, Vegreville Comp
3.Aiden Schultz, Camrose  Comp
Baking
1.Elizabeth Irving, JR Robson, Vermilion
2. Emily Priel, Holy Rosary High, Lloydminster
3. Falyn Sanderson, Holy Rosary
Cabinetmaking
1. Ciaus Doig, Camrose Comp
2. Graham Walger, Camrose Comp
3. Dan Matiushyk , Camrose Comp
Carpentry
1. Chevy Charbonneau, Camrose Comp 
2. Keegan King, Camrose Comp
3. Kieran Speck, Mannville
Culinary Arts
1. Michaela McPherson, Holy Rosary
2.Inrica Olorvida, Holy Rosary
 Electrical Installation
1. Tanner Harbin, Lloyd Comp
2. Eric Stephens, Lloyd Comp
3.Austin Young, Camrose Comp
Hairstyling Intermediate
1. Courtney Rieger, Lloydminster Comp
2. Amber Ricks, Lloydminster Comp
3. Taylor Oman, Lloydminster  Comp
Hairstyling Junior
1. Brenna Nelson, Lloyd Comp
2.Casandra Law, Camrose Comp 
3. Sumayya, Lloyd Comp
 Welding
1. Ryan Phillips, EH Walter School, Paradise Valley
2. Maxwell Moffat, EH Walter School
3. Katie Naeth, Holy Rosary
TV/Video Production 
1. Kyle Sieben & Glenmar Davila, Lloyd Comp
2.  Marcus Taylor & Sameer Khamis, Lamont High School
3. Leyton Bates & Meaghan Stewart, JR Robson
See photos on . This Flickr collection has individual albums from the annual regional competitions.
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Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

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– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

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I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.