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With assistance from dedicated volunteer teams of Regional Coordinating Committees, Skills BC hosts 13 annual Regional Competitions in Communities around the province.

Regional Competitions allow BC students from grade 6 to grade 12 to showcase their talents in the skilled trades and technologies. Students in secondary grades compete in a variety of skills competitions, with those in the lower grades competing in series of Junior Skills Competitions specially designed for their skill levels.

Winners in each competition area are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals, with the majority of those gold medal winners qualifying to compete in the annual Provincial Competition. Regional Competitions, which are hosted by post secondary institutions and secondary schools located within each region, are attended by thousands of student spectators.

Many Regional Competitions also host Discover Trade & Technology demonstrations which provide spectators with hands-on opportunities to experience the skilled trades and technologies.

2017 Regional Competitions Schedule:

Region Dates Location(s)
Cariboo March 3 Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
Central Interior January 11  College of New Caledonia
Central Lower Mainland March 2 KPU Richmond
Central Lower Mainland March 4 Samuel Robertson Secondary, Maple Ridge
Central Lower Mainland Feb 17 Westview Secondary, Maple Ridge
Central Okanagan March 3 Okanagan College, Kelowna
Kootenays Feb 17 College of the Rockies, Cranbrook
Lower Fraser Valley Feb 24 Kwantlen Polytechnic, Cloverdale
North West March 3 Northwest Community College, Terrace
N. W. Lower Mainland Feb 3 Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver
N. W. Lower Mainland March 1 Vancouver Community College
N. W. Lower Mainland March 3 David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver
N. W. Lower Mainland March 9 Howe Sound Secondary, Squamish
Peace Feb 17 Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek
Upper Fraser Valley March 2 University of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack
Vancouver Island Central March 3 Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo
Vancouver Island North March 10 North Island College, Campbell River
Vancouver Island South March 3 Camosun College, Victoria
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