Mental Health Week- May 6-12

Learn and help the stigma around Mental Health.

Find out more

It was another strong showing for the Red River Technical Vocational Area at the 2019 Skills Manitoba competition Thursday in Winnipeg. Eight students from high schools across the Pembina and Red River valleys showed off their skills in a variety of categories.

One of those competitors was Linda Wiebe, a grade 12 student from Garden Valley Collegiate. She's finishing up her final year in the Esthetics program at Northlands Parkway Collegiate.

When asked what she enjoys most about the program, she pointed to the skin portion of the curriculum as well as the client-relations aspect.

"It's really fulfilling to know that your clients leave being happy and confident in themselves."

For her part in the Job Skills contest, Wiebe demonstrated how to create a smokey-eye look with makeup. She ended up earning a silver medal in the competition.

linda wiebe ana skills2019 1Linda Wiebe earned a silver medal in the Job Skills contest.

Representing the Carpentry program at the competition was Peter Friesen of W.C. Miller Collegiate. He also earned a silver medal in his respective category which required competitors to build a dog house.

Rick Rempel instructs the Carpentry program and he feels competitions like this help students build confidence in their skills, as well as provide them with employment opportunities in the future.

The following competitors also earned medals at Thursday's contest:

Gold - Emmanuel Richter (Garden Valley Collegiate), Outdoor Power & Recreation Equipment
Richter will be representing Manitoba at the 25th Annual Skills Canada Competition in Halifax on May 27th to 30th.

Bronze - Jonathan Theobald (Northlands Parkway Collegiate), Electrical Installations

Bronze - Dominik Kosta (Morden Collegiate), Electrical Installations

jonathan thoebald skills2019 2Jonathan Theobald took home the bronze medal in Electrical Installations.

More Local News

W.C. Miller Student Earns Young Humanitarian Award

From an early age, Reese Estwick made it her mission to be an ally to those who are marginalized. That passion and dedication has earned her a Young Humanitarian Award from the Manitoba Teachers'…

R.M. Montcalm Expands Mandatory Evacuations

More residents are being told to leave their homes east of St. Jean as flood waters threaten to cut off road access in the area. On Monday the R.M. of Montcalm issued a state of local emergency,…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login