January 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

Culinary Management Diploma student Amanda Rizzo and Hairdressing student Leesy Ferguson got to show off how good they are with a whisk and a pair of scissors at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg.

To get that far, the two students had to outperform dozens of the province’s best students at the Skills BC competition, held at the Abbotsford Tradex in April 2017.

During Nationals, Rizzo made an elaborate appetizer, main course and dessert, and Ferguson
demonstrated different cutting, colouring and styling techniques.

While they didn’t pick up any hardware at the national competition, they were both excited to experience competing at that level.

Skills Canada promotes careers in the skilled trades and technology industries primarily through a series of annual competitions held at regional, provincial and national levels.

Check out skillscanada.bc.ca to learn more.

*This article originally appeared in the Winter 2017/18 edition of VIU Magazine. Check out more stories on the VIU Magazine webpage.


Tags: Trades | VIU Magazine


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