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June 13, 2002 2:19 PM

Two Conestoga Students Win National Skills Canada Medals

Conestoga College students Grant Habermehl of Wallenstein and David Pallen of Kitchener are winners of Canadian bronze medals for their technical expertise at the Eighth Canadian Skills Competition (CSC),
which took place from May 30 - June 2 in Vancouver.

They were among more than 300 students from all provinces and territories of Canada who competed in more than 30 technical skills categories. Competitions took place at the secondary and postsecondary
level. Earlier, Habermehl and Pallen were two of the four Conestoga students to win gold medals at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, held in Kitchener at the end of April.

Habermehl, who is a student in the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program at Conestoga’s Guelph campus, won CSC bronze in the automotive service postsecondary category. Pallen, a student in the
Woodworking Technology program at the Doon campus in Kitchener, took third-place national honours in the cabinetmaking competition. This was his second consecutive trip to the Canadian event; he was an Ontario gold medallist in 2001 as well.

Skills Canada is a voluntary association of educators, business and industrial leaders, and government representatives working together to promote and highlight the importance of technical education and careers to young Canadians.

CONTACT: Tom Franks, 519-748-5220, ext. 3212
<tfranks@conestogac.on.ca>

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