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June 13, 2013 12:21 PM

Conestoga students excel at national skills competition

Four Conestoga students demonstrated that they are among the best in the country at the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Vancouver from June 5 to 8, 2013. All four brought home silver medals to mark their achievements.

Darrin Crouse of Fergus was awarded the silver medal in Brick Masonry. He is a student in the Brick and Stone Mason Apprenticeship program.

Justin Norris of Waterloo received the silver medal in Web Site Development. Norris is a student in Conestoga’s Computer Programmer/Analyst co-op program.

Jared Rossiter of Kitchener won the silver medal in CNC Machining. Rossiter is enrolled in the Tool and Die Maker Apprenticeship program at Conestoga.

Matthew Snooks of Kitchener achieved a silver medal standing in Restaurant Service. Snooks is a student in Conestoga’s Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant co-op program.

The Skills Canada National Competition tests the best and brightest skilled trade students against exacting industry standards configured by a National Technical Committee comprised of skilled trade and technology experts from industry and education. The annual event brings together more than 500 young people from all regions of the country to compete in over 40 trade and technology areas.

The competition provides an opportunity for students to be tested not only against industry standards, but also against their peers from across the nation in their chosen discipline.

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