Conestoga news

June 7, 2005 10:08 AM

Conestoga Students Win National Skills Medals

Four of five Conestoga entrants in the 11th Canadian Skills Competition are coming home from the Edmonton event with medals that testify to their technical skills and problem-solving abilities.

The five, all of whom had won gold medals at the beginning of May in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, were part of the Team Ontario delegation to the June 3-6 national event in Alberta.

Conestoga’s medal winners are:
  • Michael McLellan of Mount Forest
    Earned a post-secondary gold medal in the mechanical computer-aided design drafting event. At Conestoga, he is a student in the four-year, baccalaureate program in Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

  • Ben Van Dorp of Egbert
    won the post-secondary gold medal in the welding competition. He is a student in Conestoga’s Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Welding and Robotics program.

  • Pam Bunker of Gorrie
    Captured a bronze medal in the architectural computer-aided design drafting event. She is a student in the Construction Engineering Technology - Architecture program at Conestoga.

  • John Poidevin of Milton
    Who is a student in Conestoga’s Electronics Engineering Technology - Telecommunications Systems program, also won a bronze medal in Edmonton, in the electronics competition.

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

Left to right:  · John Poidevin (Electronics, Bronze);
           · Michael McLellan (Mechanical Cad, Gold);
           · Matt Lindsay (Precision Machining);
           · Pam Bunker (Archetectural Cad, Bronze);
           · Ben Van Dorp (Welding, Gold)
Tom Franks
519-748-5220, ext. 3800