Kaylyn Mack and Steven Heidel qualified for their spot on Team Canada by winning at the Provincials (held in Prince Albert in 2010) and again at Nationals (held in Kitchener/Waterloo in 2010).  Kaylyn is from Regina and attended Richard’s Beauty College in Regina competing in the Ladies’ and Mens’ Hairdressing.  Steven is from Prince Albert and attended University of Saskatchewan and competed in IT – Software Solutions for Business.wsc2011 logo 140w

WorldSkills London 2011 was one of the world’s largest international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill. The competition took place at ExCel London on October 5-8, 2011. 150,000 visitors viewed 1,000 competitors from more than 50 countries/regions competing in 46 skill areas over four exciting days of Competition. Both Kaylyn and Steven did very well capturing Medaillon d’Excellence.

Kaylyn Mack

kaylyn-mackKaylyn’s outgoing Saskatchewanian personality is captivating on its own – and then you discover that she is Canada’s top young hairdresser. Kaylyn stays involved with competitions in order to sharpen her skills and stay current with the trends. Having started with Skills/Compétences Canada five years ago, Kaylyn has now competed in four Skills Canada National Competitions. Her commitment to Skills/Compétences Canada began at an early age and motivated her to be the best, as she watched and admired more senior competitors earn the opportunity to compete on the world stage. With her continued work and skills development, she has transitioned into the inspiration that other young hairstylists across Canada can now look up to. When asked what she likes best about her career, Kaylyn’s answer is simple: to make people happy.



Steven Heidel

Well-organized with a highly logical approach to problem solving, Steven is pursuing an Honours Degree in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan while running a small web development solutions business on the side. Steven’s passion for computer science is rooted in the rapidly expanding nature of the field and its applicability to so many other disciplines. “There is always more to learn in the field of Computer Science,” he explains, “To become successful in the field of Computer Science, one needs to be constantly open to expanding their skills.” Steven keeps himself up-to-date with the field’s latest advancements and is continually learning new concepts. A lover of travel and a strong performer under pressure, Steven will be applying his growing skill set in Software Solutions for Business at WorldSkills London 2011.