February 4, 2014
Searching for the DSBN’s Next Technological Skills Champions
Beginning next week, students across the District School Board of Niagara put their technical know-how on display at the DSBN Technological Skills Challenges.
Entering its 16th exciting year, the event will highlight the talents, knowledge and creativity of public school students in one of the Niagara region’s premier technology showcases. During the month of February, hundreds of students will compete in 24 different and distinct challenges. Events include everything from baking to construction, graphic design and welding.
“This event is certainly a highlight of the year for many technology students who have been learning their crafts and honing their skills since September,” says John Sherk, Skills Development Coordinator.
In addition to the school based events, students will also be putting their expertise on display within the community. Challenges are scheduled to take place at the Market Square in St. Catharines, the Seaway Mall and Niagara College.
Technology Consultant Kevin Graham says the DSBN appreciates the support of both its post-secondary and industry partners. “Our partners donate their time, resources and even facilities for these competitions and all the related preparation. Being able to work with professionals and benefit from their experience and expertise really enhances the learning experience. It is one of the reasons why these events are so popular amongst students,” says Graham.
Gold medalists from each of the DSBN Regional Challenges will advance to the provincial level competitions held from May 5-7, at RIM Park in Waterloo.