The last two weeks have been very exciting in the Dufferin Peel District, with both the Elementary and Secondary Technical Skills Competitions being held with a pause in between for the FIRST Robotics Canada Greater Toronto Regional competition.
Studica Limited was happy to be a participant, providing a Judge for the Peel Elementary Skills as well as the Virtual Robotics curriculum for the Peel Technical Skills Competition. The PTSC hosted students from many schools with competitions involving Mechanical CAD with AutoCAD and Inventor, Virtual Robotics using Fischertechnik Robotics Systems, Robotics with VEX Robotics, Electronics, 2D and 3D Animation using Autodesk 3DS Max, GIS, and Architectural Design with Autodesk Revit Architecture.
Students busy at work preparing their submissions for the judging. Judges decide who will represent the School Board at the Provincial Skills Competition next month. This is one of many skills competitions ongoing throughout the Province right now in preparation for this big event.
There was a nice break in between where schools from across the area gathered to showcase their Robotic creations for the FIRST Robotics GTR. Many schools competed in the qualifier in order to advance their Robot to the next level of competition. The competition this year is Logo Motion, which involves a robot designed to pick up, carry, and then place an inflated rubber tube on a scoring peg at varying heights. Excitement was very high with each school cheering on their team as the competition played out.
Peel Elementary Skills followed this event with two days of competitions involving grades 5-8. These competitions involved robotics, animation, construction, and mechanics to name a few. Hosted by Tomken Road Middle School, this two day event prepared students for the Provincial competition. Studica was able to assist by providing Wacom tablets for the Animation competition as well as materials for the Construction competition and Judges for the Character Animation competition.
Skills Competitions such as these highlight the ability of our students in the Science and Technology disciplines. Using the tools available to students today, teachers are preparing their students for a future in industries such as Robotics, Character Animation, and Mechanical Design.
Studica is a proud part of this process, providing the professional solutions to teacher’s needs and the technology to prepare students for their future. If you would like more information on the successes of these schools please contact Studica and we will help show you that all students can reach goals just like the students demonstrating their skills in the last two weeks in the Peel District.
Author: Matthew Colbeck