Conestoga news

June 2, 2003 10:40 AM

Six Conestoga Students Earn National Skills Medals

Six Conestoga College students have won medals for their performance in the ninth Canadian Skills Competition (CSC), presented by Skills Canada May 30-June 1 at RIM Park in Waterloo.

The CSC is an event that showcases the talents and applied skills of both secondary- and postsecondary-level students from across Canada, as they work to complete practical challenges set them by faculty and expert practitioners in technical categories.

Conestoga's winners are:
Brent Stevenson of Kitchener, who won a national gold medal in the industrial wiring/automation and control competition;
Cathy Lewis of London, who won a national gold medal in the industrial mechanic millwright event;
Jeremy Binkle of Woodstock and Len Dyck of Cambridge, who as a team won the national silver medal in mechatronics;
Tim Oakley of Staffordville, who won the national silver medal in industrial mechanic millwright; and
Alicia Weber of Kitchener, who earned a national silver medal in electronics.

All of these outstanding students had earlier won gold or silver medals at the 14th Ontario Technological Skills Competition.

Skills Canada is a voluntary national organization of educators, technical professionals, and business, industry, government and community representatives, which promotes the importance of technical careers to young Canadians.

CONTACT: Tom Franks, 519-748-5220, ext. 3800,