Selkirk College welding students earn medals in skills competition

A pair of students in Selkirk College’s Welder Foundation Program returned home with two medals.

Selkirk College Welder Foundation students Jacob Streleoff (left) and Tristan Makeiv (right) captured medals in the recent BC Skills Competition that was held in Cranbrook last month. Supplied

A pair of students in Selkirk College’s Welder Foundation Program returned home from the East Kootenay last month with two medals in the annual Skills BC Competition.

Tristan Makeiv and Jacob Streleoff are first-year students at the Silver King Campus in Nelson. Using the skills and education acquired in the first six months of the program, the locals travelled to College of the Rockies in Cranbrook in early-March for the competition that brings together students from across the province.

After both practical and written challenges were completed, Makeiv came away with the welding silver medal and Streleoff with the bronze.

“Watching my students compete is very exciting. It’s like being placed in the real world, if only for a short period,” says Selkirk College Welding Program instructor Colin Makeiv. “The battle for top spot was so very close, to have a silver and bronze medal from Selkirk College is still gold medal standards in this instructor’s eyes.”

The Skills BC Competition has been taking place since 1994 with support from industry, educators, government and labour to promote the rewards of in-demand skilled trade and technology careers.

Selkirk College offers a range of welding program options at the Silver King Campus including Welder Foundation, Youth Train in Trades and three levels of Apprenticeship Welder. Intakes for the programs begin at different times during the year and can find out more information at selkirk.ca/welding.

Just Posted

Brother’s determination pushes Ryan Cunningham to cycle 2,500 km for heart care

#Cunnycan: Ryan Cunningham ‘pushing the envelope’ to support brother Craig’s foundation

Spruce up Castegar, we’re being judged!

Communities in Bloom officials review everything from littering to city’s environmental policies

Kootenay heat wave sparks record-breaking energy use

Energy-use is nearing FortisBC’s highest peak load on record of 746 MW from December 2008

Kaslo native promotes science and reason on a global stage

Pangburn Philosophy is part show business, part intellectual journey

Trail All Stars riding tourney win into Little League provincials

The Trail All Stars are heading into the provincial championships on a winning note

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

B.C. city wants pot punted from farmland

Concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

UPDATED: ICBC fights back against claims that it’s ‘ripping off’ B.C. RV drivers

Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the provincial government to open up ICBC to competition

Summerland issues State of Local Emergency in response to wildfire

Two homes under evacuation order; evacuation alert remains in place as result of wildfire

Most Read