The 20th annual Skills Manitoba Competition was held at the Notre Dame and Centre campuses of Red River College on April 13, 2017.
Almost 500 students and apprentices competed in 42 different categories of skilled trades and technologies.
In the Post-Secondary Car Painting competition, the winners were Amanda Clark (gold), Noah Kryschuk (silver) and Noor-Adeen Alfakhori (bronze), all from Red River College.
In the Secondary Car Painting competition, the medalists were Charles Raymundo of Maples Collegiate (gold), Mathew Duchene of Steinbach Regional Secondary School (silver) and Elaina English of Kildonan East Collegiate (bronze).
In the Post-Secondary Autobody Repair competition, the winners were Joshua Villegas (gold), Garrett Bohoychuk (silver) and Mark Daley (bronze), all from Red River College.
In the Secondary Autobody Repair competition, the winners were Martin Krutsch (gold), David Messerschmidt (silver), both from Steinbach Regional Secondary School, and Jessie Posthumus (bronze) of Kildonan East Collegiate.
The gold medalists in the Manitoba Skills Competition will join winners from other provinces to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 31 to June 4.