Fifteen Assiniboine Community College students won medals at the 21st annual Skills Manitoba.

The competition took place Thursday 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 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.


“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.

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.

 

 

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[L to R] Interactive Media Arts students Merissa Mayhew, Alyssa Boles and James Owen.

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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