Thursday, September 10, 2009

City of Calgary Hosts 2009 Worldskills Competition

Calgary's Stampede Park was a beehive of activity during the first week of September when some 900 young competitors completed assigned projects from robotics to web design, welding to cooking and autobody repair to landscape gardening in 45 skills categories.
Over the course of the week, about 50,000 school children from all over Alberta and beyond came to have a look at the world class skills of fellow youth from 51 countries. In addition to the permanent buildings in Stampede Park, huge tents were used by the trades people for the competitions.
In the photo above, young people from several countries competed in the "Tiling" category

Proud joinery competitor

Lunchtime crowd at Stampede Park

Bricklaying competition

Old fashioned hand tools

Working on an aircraft engine

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