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Byrne Creek Students Take First Place

Byrne Creek Community School came first in the industry of transport in the Today and Tomorrow Innovation Challenge. Put on through Skills Canada and Destination Imagination, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

This competition had students envision what the job industry would be like in the year 2026. From this concept they had to imagine a new job, and create a tool for that job. The task did not end there. The teams then needed to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and produce a day in the life video of the job.

Byrne Creek’s Junior Metal group, Cyrus Alejandro, Aayran Menon, William Youn, and Rashawn Padam, was big on imagination and enthusiasm. They envision a Vancouver in the year 2026 where a Hyperloop Train ran from Vancouver to Asia. The job was that of a Hyperloop technician, or Hyper-Tech for short. The Hyper-Tech communicated with the trains multiple sensor, and then repaired parts. The groups tool was a pair of scanning safety goggles that communicated with the sensors on the train.