award at Skills Canada competition in BC Here the pink robot a team of 10 students from Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit worked on over the past year, which was entered into the 19th annual Skills Canada national competition in Vancouver.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF SKILLS NUNAVUT) Anthony Abbott of Iqaluit competes during coach outlet stores massachusetts the Post Secondary Carpentry event during the national competition. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SKILLS NUNAVUT) Shelton Nipisar and Jonathan Kigusiutnak of Arviat represented Nunavut during the competition in Vancouver in the television/video category. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SKILLS NUNAVUT) They were great, says Nunavut spokesperson and Skills Nunavut cooking instructor Aaron Watson of Iqaluit of the 17 member Nunavut delegation at this past week 19th annual Skills National Competition in Vancouver. And best of all: for the third year in a row, the Skills Nunavut team won the Team Spirit award. Shelly Nichol of Rankin Inlet, who coach outlet merrimack nh competed in hairstyling, also won a of Region award. Place in Vancouver to display their skills or support the team at the national event, which started June 5. [went] really well we have kids from all three regions competing in seven trades, Watson said shortly before the three day event closing ceremonies, which took place June 8. The 2013 national competition for Skills Canada, a non profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, kicked off June 5 with a speech at the opening ceremonies from Mike Holmes, the Canadian fix it star of Home and Garden Television network programs. Holmes spoke to more than 500 students from across Canada in competition for a top spot in more than 40 trade competitions ranging from carpentry and mobile robotics to welding, aircraft maintenance and graphic design. Potential employers and recruiters, industry experts, labour groups, training institutes and government partners also attended the event. course, tthere is some stress associated with competing, Watson admitted about the nationals. That because of strict rules and requirements during the event. But people were impressed with Nunavut especially with its pink robot, the only pink robot in the competition which the robotics team from Inuksuk High School worked on over the past coach outlet discount coach bags year. Team member Jospeh Melanson, 16, called the robot and pink. competition has been going well. We had a few problems with the robot but we coming through now, Melanson told Nunatsiaq News during the competition. The pink robot, which was required to be under two cubic feet, had to go through an obstacle course, pick up pallets, slightly larger than an average person hand, and put them on a shelf. Melanson, who helped design the robot, and cut the metal coach outlet stores waikele and wood for it, said quite nervous for people who are competing before the June 7 finals but everything went well. During the nationals, Team Nunavut continued to promote its team spirit award by using social media and circulating Youtube videos. like to thank Skills Canada for bringing the youth of Canada together and giving us a chance to show the world just how awesome Nunavut is, a video said.
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