NWT students show their stuff at Skills Canada nationals
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Around 20 NWT students are proving their prowess in the skilled trades.
They are competing against other students from across the country this week at the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton.
Skills Canada NWT executive director Jan Fullerton said when the students meet or exceed their goals at the national competition it means more.
"When you win at the territorial level, it's not that it's meaningless, but sometimes, because we have such a small population, you might be winning out of only two or three people. If you win here you're winning in a very competitive field with a large number of players. The advantage is that there's a greater sense of success and pride and accomplishment."
Angela Alexi is a high school student competing in workplace safety.
She originally wasn't interested in competing at the regional event when a teacher suggested it but now she's made it all the way to nationals and is considering pursuing workplace safety as a career.
"I wasn't really sure on what I wanted to do after I was done high school but now that I've done this it kind of got me thinking about going further with it."
Alexi is hoping to place.
Those who do win their competitions will qualify for the World Skills Competition in Leipzig Germany in 2013.
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