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Skilled trades in Inuvik

Students from across the Beaufort Delta gathered to test their skills with hammers, hairdryers, lathes, drills, measuring cups and other tools.


Students from across the Beaufort Delta gathered in Inuvik on February 12 to test their skills with with hammers, hairdryers, lathes, drills, measuring cups and other tools.

This was the second time that that Samuel Hearne secondary school and Aurora College host the Beaufort Delta Regional Skills Competition.

The competition is organized by Skills Canada NWT and sponsored by a range of partners including Service Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

It aims to promote careers in trades and technology.

Northwind's associate producer, Philippe Morin, spoke with a few teachers and students who travelled from Inuvik, Paulatuk, Fort McPherson, Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, Tsiigehtchic and Ulukhaktok.

He also spoke with Inuvik's Pat Harrison, who demonstrated techniques for carving soapstone.

Some of the top medal winners at the competition will travel to the Territorial Skills Competition in Yellowknife on April 21.

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