Red Deer College raised a banner to honour students’ success at Skills Canada competitions this year. Contributed photo

Red Deer College honours students for success at Skills Canada competitions

Red Deer College has raised a banner to honour students for their success at Skills Canada competitions this year.

Seven apprenticeship students and two high school students were recognized this week.

“This is the second year we’ve honoured student excellence through a banner-raising event,” said Joel Gingrich, dean of the school of trades and technologies.

“It’s such an important way for all of us to acknowledge and support the hard work of our students, instructors and all the others who are part of the teaching and apprenticeship communities.”

The apprenticeship students are from a range of college programs, and the high school students are part of the school-within-a-college program.

The college students honoured were Sam Rufenacht, Clay Flack, Dayton Playford, Daniel Vervloet, Tristan Hatto, Devon Westby and Josiah Pilon.

Lacombe Composite High School student Ben Rainforth and Ponoka Secondary Campus student Tristan Young were honoured as well.

College president Peter Nunoda said these accolades speak to the dedication, knowledge and expertise of the students.

“Plus, it demonstrates the expertise and dedication of our instructors, who lead students through their regular courses and act as coaches through their skills journeys,” said Nunoda.

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