Conestoga news

June 14, 2014 4:44 AM

Students excel at Skills Canada 2014

Conestoga students demonstrated that their skills are among the best in the country at the Skills Canada National Competition held in Toronto from June 4 to 7.

Stephen Greydanus of Elmira was awarded the silver medal for Carpentry. Greydanus is enrolled in the General Carpenter (Apprenticeship) program at Conestoga.

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.

Jonah Lewis of Hamilton was awarded the silver medal in the Architectural Technology and Design competition. Lewis is a student in the Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology program.

Josiah Budd of Burlington achieved a fourth-place finish in Cabinetmaking. Budd is a student in the Woodworking Technology co-op program.

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Nine students from Conestoga were eligible to compete this year after achieving gold medals at Ontario Technological Skills competition held in May.

This year’s SCNC event brought together more than 500 of Canada’s best skilled trade and technology students and apprentices, who participated in 42 separate competitions in six different sectors: construction, services, manufacturing, transportation, information technology and employability. Visit Skills Canada for more information and full results from the 2014 event.