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Based on their success at the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton May 13 to May 16, 2012, over 30 competitors will qualify to become a member of WorldSkills Team Canada that will compete at the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 Competition in Germany.

Bo Chiasson and Jayden Leister from Yorkton Regional High School won Gold in Mobile Robotics at the National Competition.  Bo and Jayden are on Team Canada and will be attending the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 Competition in Germany.

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Bo and Jayden had the opportunity to compete at the 2012 WorldSkills Americas from November 12th to 18th in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Parque Anhembi Exhibition Centre.  There were over 800 competitiors from 31 member countries/regions.  Congratulations to Bo and Jayden who captured Gold at this competition!!

Bo and Jayden won a Medallion for Excellence at the 2013 WorldSkills Leipzig Competition!!
They placed 9th at world skills, above average and received a Medallion for Excellence!

 

Bo Chiasson:

thumb bo-largeBo describes himself as being very determined and always tries his very best to achieve his goals. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his friends. He chose the field of robotics because he enjoys seeing how a blue print can turn into the real thing. He also enjoys building things with his hands and problem solving.  His dad inspired him to pursue robotics. As his school instructor, his dad has motivated him to always reach for his full potential and also to join the school’s club which eventually lead him to compete in Skills competitions. Bo recommends to youth to choose a career path that will make them happy. ‘If you are interested in the trades, you should definitely try to get involved with Skills Canada Competitions as it is a great way to try out a trade’.  He is looking forward to participating at the WorldSkills Competition to gain some exposure to robotics and also to determine a more specific career path as robotics has many disciplines within it.

 

Jayden Leister:

Jayden LeisterJayden, a math and science enthusiast, is part of a team of two who will be representing Canada at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, in the robotics category. Jayden describes himself as a social person and likes working with others to achieve a common goal. He chose to enroll himself in a robotics program because he enjoys problem solving and working with technology. Three years ago, his teacher who is now his trainer, brought the Skills Competition to his attention and encouraged him to participate. Jayden is currently studying at Yorkton Regional High School in Saskatchewan and plans on going to University to study in the field of electronics/electrical engineering. He is looking forward to participating at the WorldSkills Competition as this will allow him to gain experience in the field of robotics and hopefully lead to career opportunities down the road. He is grateful to his parents who have always been his greatest supporters and have inspired him to continuously take on new challenges.

 

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