Conestoga news

May 12, 2011 10:50 AM

Conestoga Brings Home Top Honours from Ontario Skills Competition

Conestoga once again enjoyed outstanding success at this year’s Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) held in Waterloo on May 2-4. Conestoga students earned 18 post-secondary level medals for their knowledge and applied skills in a variety of competition categories. The school also took first place in the Large Booth category, based on top scores for creativity, educational value and after-effect.

The OTSC is the province's premier showcase of the best and brightest technical students from Ontario secondary schools, colleges and apprenticeship training programs. In 20 years of OTSC involvement, Conestoga students have succeeded in winning a grand total of 229 medals. This year's result includes four gold, nine silver and five bronze medals.

Conestoga's winners are as follows:

Gold medals

  • Andrew Elg - Precision Machining
  • Marshall McPherson - Restaurant Services
  • Petro Prymak - Brick Masonry
  • David Roberts - Electronics

Silver Medals

  • Jordan Brown - Restaurant Services
  • Sarah De Boer - IT Office Software Application
  • John Ferguson - Electronics
  • Jeff Fuller - Heavy Equipment
  • Ben Hart - Carpentry
  • Steve Kolkman - Architectural Technology & Design
  • Alex Kostiuk - Website Development
  • Anthony Schuett - Auto Service Technology
  • Chris Smith - Cabinetmaking

Bronze Medals

  • Sarba Broderick - Plumbing
  • Kevin Cochran - Mechatronics Team
  • Ian Lamb - Welding
  • Ian MacMillan - Mechatronics Team
  • Jean-Marc Racheter - Architectural Technology & Design
  • Brad Van Bakel - Cabinetmaking

More information about the Ontario competition, including full results for all categories, is available at

Skills Canada is a voluntary association of educators, business and industrial leaders, and government representatives that promotes the value and importance of technical careers and education to young Canadians.

For media inquiries, contact Brenda Cassidy, Corporate Communications Manager, 519-748-5220 ext 3336 or