Conestoga news

May 9, 2012 11:40 AM

Conestoga students excel at Ontario Skills competition

Conestoga students enjoyed outstanding success at the 2012 Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) in Waterloo on May 6 and 7, with 18 students capturing post-secondary level medals for their knowledge and applied skills in a variety of competition categories.

The OTSC is the province's premier showcase for the best and brightest technical students in Ontario from secondary schools, colleges and apprenticeship training programs. This year’s competition featured more than 1,900 competitors in more than 60 contest categories.

Congratulations to Conestoga’s winners.

Gold Medals:
Johnathan Black in Electronics
Chris Loree in Brick Masonry
Dustin Sherrard in Cabinetmaking
Jeremy Torres in Restaurant Service
Guillaume Lacombe in Welding

Silver Medals:
Devon Martin
in Precision Machining
Nathan Kerr in Truck and Coach Mechanic
Christopher De Jong in Cabinetmaking
Shannon Fuertges
in Website Development
Michael Smith
in Computer-aided Manufacturing
Chase Langford
in Electronics
Marshall McPherson
in Restaurant Service

Bronze Medals:
James Pearce
in Brick Masonry
Yufeng Feng
in Website Development
Jacob Shier
in Truck and Coach Mechanic
Ben Galvao
in Precision Machining
Jennifer Brown
in IT Office Software Application
Zach Bowman
in Plumbing

Skills Canada-Ontario works to champion and stimulate the development of world-class technological and employability skills in Ontario youth. For more information, visit their website at