Three local students travelled to Quebec City last week for the 2024 Skills Canada National Competition in which there were over 40 categories and more than 300 hundred competitors.

The event took place on May 30 and 31 and brought in SCCHS students, Tyler Lacelle and Jack Unger as well as former SCCHS student and current U of S student, Autumn Coates.

Unger, a tenth-grade student, ended the competition as the bronze medalist in car painting. He noted that he's always enjoyed car painting and autobody.

"I thoroughly enjoyed it, it's something I'd like to pursue further," said Unger, adding that he's interested in pursuing this as a career.

Lacelle competed in secondary precision machining while Coates specialized in post-secondary IT office software applications, both ranking in the top five.

"When Skills Canada came up, I took that opportunity and I got really far," Unger said. "It felt really good, it was a really amazing experience."