SPSS Student wins gold

A South Peace Secondary School student has attended the 2010 Skills Canada competition after winning a gold medal at the provincial level.

Katherine Finke won gold in cabinetmaking at the competition at the B.C. level. She advanced to the national level of the competition, held in Waterloo, Ontario in May, along with 44 other students.


Finke is from Farmington, B.C. (near Dawson Creek) and participated in the three day event competing against other students from across the country.

Advanced Education and Labour Market Development Minister Moira Stilwell, says the result of the competition shows that B.C. has beneficial training for a skilled workforce and the necessary people to create a prosperous future.

Skills Canada is a non-profit organization that promotes professional and technical trades in the country and organizes the competitions allowing students to gain access to new technology, as well as promoting specific industries.