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Check out the students who have represented Saskatchewan and Canada at the international WorldSkills Competitions.

  • WS2017 LogoBased on their success at the Skills Canada National Competition on June 6th-7th, 2015 in Moncton, NB, competitors qualified to become a member of WorldSkills Team Canada that competed at the 44th WorldSkills Competition Oct 14-19 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


    Brock Chiasson

    • Trade: Mobile Robotics
    • School: Yorkton Regional High School
    • Hometown: Yorkton, Saskatchewan
    • Age: 18

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    "I chose this trade because it interests me and I know it will be challenging work. The previous success of my family in mobile robotics struck me and made me want to become involved in this activity and compete at Skills Canada competitions. "

    • I became involved with Skills Canada through my older brother, a previous World Skills Competitor in mobile robotics, and my dad who is part of Team Canada in the role of Expert in mobile robotics. They have both travelled the world for skills competitions and have achieved much success and so I was eager to get involved.
    • Interesting fact about Brock: during his spare time, he enjoys disc golf.
    • I believe that working with others and continuous learning are the most important Essential Skills to have to compete successfully in mobile robotics. We must work as a team of two and therefore rely on each other for this competition. We also need to learn new programs to complete our tasks during the competition.

    Results

    • Brock Chiasson/ Shaun Furber – Mobile Robotics - Medallion of Excellence – 7th overall 

    Competition History

    • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition 2015
    • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition 2016
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2015, Gold
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2016, Gold, Qualified as a Team Canada 2017 Prospect

    Training History

    • Participated in EuroSkills 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden
    • World Skills Team Canada Trials: December 1-3, 2016 EuroSkills 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden

    Daniel Nelson

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    • Trade: Electrical Installations
    • School: Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
    • Employer: Joe's Electric
    • Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Age: 19

    "I have always found the trades to be an interesting field of work and I love working with my hands. A few of my cousins and my uncle were electricians therefore that was always in the back of my mind when I was deciding on my future career. During high school, I took an electrical course and when I graduated from that course I knew I wanted to be an electrician."

    • I hope to become a journeyman electrician and open my own electrical company one day.
    • Interesting fact about Daniel: one of his favorite hobbies is playing the guitar.
    • Continuous learning is a key Essential Skill for a career in electrical installations. The reason for this is that there are always updates to the electrical code that you need to learn to keep your skills sharp in this field.

    Results

    • Electrical Wiring – 21st overall

    Competition History

    • Skills Saskatchewan Provincial Competition
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2016

    Training History

    • Participated in Euroskills 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden
    • World Skills Team Canada Trials: Sask Polytechnic, January 20-23, 2017

     


     Jun Zheng

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    • Trade: Web Design
    • School: University of Toronto
    • Hometown: Saskatoon
    • Age: 18

    "I have been interested in technology since I was young, and seeing people build things is fascinating to me. This had led me to learn computer programming. My goal is to become a researcher in the field of computer science, specifically in the field of artificial intelligence."

    • I got involved in the 2015 Skills Canada National Competition, however, I did not medal that year. I practiced a lot over the course of the following year and finally won the gold medal at SCNC 2016!
    • Interesting fact about Jun: most of my work is done in pen and paper. I need to design and think about the structure of the program before doing any of the actual coding on my computer.
    • I believe the following Essential Skills are instrumental in my field: - Numeracy: computer programming is all about numbers and logic.
    • Continuous learning: technology is ever involving, therefore, this is an Essential Skill for any computer programmer
    • Reading text: you must be able to understand what the client wants to be successful.

    Results

    • Medallion of Excellence – 10th overall placement

    Competition History

    • Skills Saskatchewan Provincial Competition 2016
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2016

    Training History

    • World Skills Team Canada Trials: Conestoga College, February 25-28, 2017

    Kyla Henry

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    • Trade: Graphic Design Technology
    • School: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
    • Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Age: 20

    "I took a few graphic design courses early on in high school. I really enjoyed the field of graphic design technology but because of a move I couldn't continue studying. When I graduated I heard about the program at Saskpolytechnic and decided that I would pursue this opportunity."

    • Interesting fact about Kyla: I love snowboarding. I find that graphic design and snowboarding are very similar to me in the sense that they both push me out of my comfort zone.
    • I have found that reading text is a very useful Essential Skill to possess in this field. Graphic design in general revolves around reading instructions, extracting information and applying these concepts in a creative way. Continuous learning is another valuable Essential Skill as you need to keep up with the latest trends.

    Results

    • Medallion of Excellence – 7th overall

    Competition History

    • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition 2016
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2016

    Training History

    • World Skills Team Canada Trials: Saskatchewan Polytechnic, February 7-10, 2017
    • Taitaja 2017: Helsinki, May 15-18

    Media

    • Sask Polytech Student Wins Gold For Graphic Design - Discover Moose Jaw
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Kyla Henry to represent Canada at global competition - Global News

     Sean Furber

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    • Trade: Mobile Robotics
    • School: Yorkton Regional High School
    • Hometown: Yorkton
    • Age: 17


    "At the moment I have not chosen a career however I feel that skilled trade careers are a really good option as I would get to work with my hands and do a job that I enjoy doing. The field of robotics has always interested me as I am fascinated by technology and I have always been very curious as to how everything works."

    • I got involved in Skills Canada competitions through an afterschool robotics club offered at my school and it has been a great experience so far.
    • Interesting fact about Sean: my biggest inspiration is my teammates' older brother, Bo Chiasson, who competed at World Skills Leipzig 2013 in mobile robotics and won a medallion of excellence.
    • I find that the Essential Skill of continuous learning is of great importance in the field of mobile robotics because it is a growing field and there is always more to learn.

    Results

    • Brock Chiasson/ Shaun Furber – Mobile Robotics - Medallion of Excellence – 7th overall

    Competition History

    • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition 2015
    • Skills Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition 2016
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2015, Gold
    • Skills Canada National Competition 2016, Gold, Qualified as a Team Canada 2017 Prospect

    Training History

    • Participated in EuroSkills 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden
    • World Skills Team Canada Trials: December 1-3, 2016 EuroSkills 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Based on their success at the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton May 13 to May 16, 2012, over 30 competitors will qualify to become a member of WorldSkills Team Canada that will compete at the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 Competition in Germany.

    Bo Chiasson and Jayden Leister from Yorkton Regional High School won Gold in Mobile Robotics at the National Competition.  Bo and Jayden are on Team Canada and will be attending the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 Competition in Germany.

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    Bo and Jayden had the opportunity to compete at the 2012 WorldSkills Americas from November 12th to 18th in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Parque Anhembi Exhibition Centre.  There were over 800 competitiors from 31 member countries/regions.  Congratulations to Bo and Jayden who captured Gold at this competition!!

    Bo and Jayden won a Medallion for Excellence at the 2013 WorldSkills Leipzig Competition!!
    They placed 9th at world skills, above average and received a Medallion for Excellence!

     

    Bo Chiasson:

    thumb bo-largeBo describes himself as being very determined and always tries his very best to achieve his goals. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his friends. He chose the field of robotics because he enjoys seeing how a blue print can turn into the real thing. He also enjoys building things with his hands and problem solving.  His dad inspired him to pursue robotics. As his school instructor, his dad has motivated him to always reach for his full potential and also to join the school's club which eventually lead him to compete in Skills competitions. Bo recommends to youth to choose a career path that will make them happy. 'If you are interested in the trades, you should definitely try to get involved with Skills Canada Competitions as it is a great way to try out a trade'.  He is looking forward to participating at the WorldSkills Competition to gain some exposure to robotics and also to determine a more specific career path as robotics has many disciplines within it.

     

    Jayden Leister:

    Jayden LeisterJayden, a math and science enthusiast, is part of a team of two who will be representing Canada at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, in the robotics category. Jayden describes himself as a social person and likes working with others to achieve a common goal. He chose to enroll himself in a robotics program because he enjoys problem solving and working with technology. Three years ago, his teacher who is now his trainer, brought the Skills Competition to his attention and encouraged him to participate. Jayden is currently studying at Yorkton Regional High School in Saskatchewan and plans on going to University to study in the field of electronics/electrical engineering. He is looking forward to participating at the WorldSkills Competition as this will allow him to gain experience in the field of robotics and hopefully lead to career opportunities down the road. He is grateful to his parents who have always been his greatest supporters and have inspired him to continuously take on new challenges.

     

  • Kaylyn Mack and Steven Heidel qualified for their spot on Team Canada by winning at the Provincials (held in Prince Albert in 2010) and again at Nationals (held in Kitchener/Waterloo in 2010).  Kaylyn is from Regina and attended Richard's Beauty College in Regina competing in the Ladies' and Mens' Hairdressing.  Steven is from Prince Albert and attended University of Saskatchewan and competed in IT - Software Solutions for Business.wsc2011 logo 140w

    WorldSkills London 2011 was one of the world's largest international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill. The competition took place at ExCel London on October 5-8, 2011. 150,000 visitors viewed 1,000 competitors from more than 50 countries/regions competing in 46 skill areas over four exciting days of Competition. Both Kaylyn and Steven did very well capturing Medaillon d'Excellence.

    Kaylyn Mack

    kaylyn-mackKaylyn's outgoing Saskatchewanian personality is captivating on its own - and then you discover that she is Canada's top young hairdresser. Kaylyn stays involved with competitions in order to sharpen her skills and stay current with the trends. Having started with Skills/Compétences Canada five years ago, Kaylyn has now competed in four Skills Canada National Competitions. Her commitment to Skills/Compétences Canada began at an early age and motivated her to be the best, as she watched and admired more senior competitors earn the opportunity to compete on the world stage. With her continued work and skills development, she has transitioned into the inspiration that other young hairstylists across Canada can now look up to. When asked what she likes best about her career, Kaylyn's answer is simple: to make people happy.

    Steven Heidel

    steven-heidelWell-organized with a highly logical approach to problem solving, Steven is pursuing an Honours Degree in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan while running a small web development solutions business on the side. Steven's passion for computer science is rooted in the rapidly expanding nature of the field and its applicability to so many other disciplines. "There is always more to learn in the field of Computer Science," he explains, "To become successful in the field of Computer Science, one needs to be constantly open to expanding their skills." Steven keeps himself up-to-date with the field's latest advancements and is continually learning new concepts. A lover of travel and a strong performer under pressure, Steven will be applying his growing skill set in Software Solutions for Business at WorldSkills London 2011.

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