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June 6, 2017 4:12 PM

Conestoga students win two Skills Canada medals

Conestoga students Tim Deslauriers and Sam Todd have finished this year's Skills Canada National Competition with silver medal wins. The event was held June 1 to 3 in Winnipeg and is Canada's only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices.

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Conestoga's Sam Todd, pictured at left, represented Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition June 1 to 3. He finished with a silver medal in Automotive Service. Tim Deslauriers, not pictured, won silver in the Welding competition. Photo credit: Skills Canada

Deslauriers and Todd were among 550 of the country's most talented trades students. They participated in more than 40 competitions in categories that included robotics, cabinetmaking, welding and mechanical CADD.

The Conestoga students were presented with their medals at the Skills Canada closing ceremonies on June 3. They both earned their spots on Team Ontario after winning gold at the Ontario Skills Competition, held May 1 to 3 in Toronto. Deslauriers won in the Welding competition and Todd received his medal in Automotive Service.

Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not‐for‐profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth.

Conestoga is a provincial leader in the delivery of trades and apprenticeship training to serve industry needs and our growing community. Comprehensive programming includes a wide range of post-secondary trades programs that provide pathways to employment in skilled trades careers as well as pre-apprenticeship training and in-school training for apprentices.

Visit the School of Trades and Apprenticeship for more information.