Updated: DSBN students test their technological skills at NC


Photo: Students from the DSBN participate in a Precision Machining challenge at the Rankin Technology Centre Feb. 27, 2014.

From Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, Niagara College welcomed secondary students participating in the DSBN’s Technological Skills Challenges.

The DSBN’s Technological Skills Challenges included a month-long series of technology challenges including everything from baking to construction, to graphic design and welding.

On Monday, Feb. 25, the College hosted the Hairstyling challenge at its Maid of the Mist Campus.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the DSBN’s Precision Machining Challenge and Welding Challenge were held at the Welland Campus at the Rankin Technology Centre.

On Friday, Feb. 28, the action will was at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, Canadian Food and Wine Institute for the DSBN Baking and Culinary Arts challenges.

The DSBN’s technology consultant Kevin Graham said the DSBN appreciates the support of its partners.

“Our partners donate their time, resources and even facilities for these competitions and all the related preparation,” said Graham. “Being able to work with professionals and benefit from their experience and expertise really enhances the learning experience. It is one of the reasons why these events are so popular amongst students.”

The event is in its 16th year. Gold medalists from each of the DSBN Regional Challenges advance to the provincial level competitions RIM Park in Waterloo in May 2014.

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