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June 10, 2016 1:51 PM

Conestoga student wins second Skills Canada medal

Business Administration - Accounting student Christina Loder won silver for Team Ontario at the 22nd Skills Canada National Competition, held in Moncton June 6 and 7. The win marks Loder’s second Skills Canada medal in the IT - Software Solutions for Business category.

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Business Administration student Christina Loder took home her second Skills Canada medal at the 22nd Skills Canada National Competition. (Photo credit: Skills/Compétences Canada)

The competition is the only national multi-trade and technology event of its kind for students and apprentices in the country. It provides competitors with an opportunity to further develop their skills through hands-on competition with their peers, and the distinction of being named the nation's best in their chosen field. The competition brings together industry and government representatives, educators and 500 students who compete in more than 40 skilled trades competitions ranging from carpentry and mobile robotics to welding, aircraft maintenance and fashion design.

"The goal of this annual competition is to recognize the excellence of young Canadians in the skilled trades and technologies," said Skills Canada CEO Shaun Thorson. "We would like to congratulate all of the competitors for their accomplishments; they represent the future of our country and of our economy."

Loder secured her spot on Team Ontario when she won gold in IT - Software Solutions for Business at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) held May 2 and 3 in Waterloo. Loder also won gold in the same OTSC contest last year and moved on to compete at the 2015 Skills Canada Competition in Saskatoon where she secured the bronze medal.

The complete list of medal winners is available on the Skills Canada website.