Conestoga news

June 21, 2007 3:45 PM

Conestoga Students Win National Skills Medals

Five Conestoga entrants in the 13th Canadian Skills Competition have come home from the Saskatoon event with medals that testify to their technical skills and problem-solving abilities.

All five previously had won gold medals at the beginning of May in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition that was held at RIM Park in Waterloo, and were part of the Team Ontario delegation to the June national event in Saskatchewan.

Conestogas four Skills Canada gold medal winners are: Shawn Finan of Kitchener, who won in the post-secondary computer numerical control machining event; Michael Jordan of Kitchener, winner of the electronics competition; Michael McLellan of Mount Forest, who won the mechanical computer-aided design and drafting event; and Ryan Mlodozenec of Kitchener, who took the top medal in industrial mechanic millwright.

Winning a national silver medal was Conestoga student Cody Noble of Fergus, in the precision machining 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.

From left to right: Shawn Finan, Michael McLellan, Ryan Mlodozenec, Michael Jordan and Cody Noble

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