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Mohawk's Abby Kompare earns bronze at Skills Canada

Mohawk College Graphic Design student Abby Kompare earned a bronze medal in Graphic Design Technology category of the national Skills Canada competition earlier this week.

screen capture of Abby Kompare winning bronze at Skills CanadaKompare was invited to participate against students across Canada after winning the Skills Ontario competition in May. Mohawk students swept the podium at that event, with Michaella Fortune (Kruizinga) and Shaista Odaidullah receiving silver and bronze medals, respectively, behind Kompare. Skills Canada medals were awarded to the top competitors in 37 Skill Areas representing six sectors. The complete list of medalists is available on the Skills Canada Website.

Skills Canada Virtual National Competition was held on June 15th, on a virtual platform. At the event, over 1,200 high school and post-secondary students, apprentices, teachers, parents, and career seekers along with industry leaders, government officials and television celebrities participated in several virtual career exploration activities including live sessions and demonstrations held at the Main Stage and the Essential Skills Stage. Visitors also had the opportunity to view video highlights of hundreds of students and apprentices from across the country competing for medal placement in their respective Skill Area, engage with industry and education representatives, meet their provincial or territorial Skills Canada Member Organization, and learn about the importance of the nine Essential Skills.

The goal and objective of SCVNC was to engage Canadian youth to promote and create awareness of the interesting and lucrative careers that are available in the skilled trades and technologies. It was the largest national trade and technology competition event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country. SCVNC’s virtual platform will be available for viewing until September 15.