Conestoga news

May 20, 2024 8:26 PM

Conestoga students earn 10 medals at Skills Ontario Competition

Conestoga students finished with 10 medals at the 2024 Skills Ontario Competition, held May 6-8 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The event is the largest skilled trades and technology contest in Canada and offers an opportunity for Ontario elementary, secondary and post-secondary students and apprentices to demonstrate and test their skills. Competitors participated in more than 75 contests representing a broad range of skills and careers in manufacturing, transportation, construction, service and technology sectors.  

Conestoga students placed in eight categories, representing programs from the college’s schools of Applied Computer Science & Information TechnologyEngineering & Technology, and Trades & Apprenticeship

Congratulations to Conestoga’s 2024 Skills Ontario Competition winners:


  • Cameron Krause - Brick Masonry
  • Tarin Pennington - Plumbing
  • Jackson Macor - Welding
  • Parth Patel - Web Design & Development


  • Austin Jesso - Cabinetmaking


  • Tim Byl - Brick Masonry
  • Alex Whitney - Cabinetmaking
  • Liam Granasiuk - Electrical Installations
  • Matvey Regentov - Electronics
  • Reed Cormier - Heavy Equipment Service

This is the third year in a row that Cameron Krause and Jackson Macor have been awarded medals at Skills Ontario, and the second year that Tim Byl and Matvey Regentov have placed.

Krause, Macor and Tarin Pennington are eligible to advance and represent Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition to be held in Québec City on May 30 and 31.

Krause and Macor have competed at the national level before, and Krause advanced to represent Canada at WorldSkills in 2022.

In addition to congratulating competitors and winners, Paul Armstrong, chair of the Board of Governors, Skills Ontario, also thanked mentors as part of his remarks during the closing ceremony on May 8.

“I want to thank the teachers, the instructors, the coaches and the mentors. I know how important you are to the competitors. I know how much you’ve been along there with them so thank you for everything that you do and thank you for contributing to a great event and for helping to build a future for all of us.”

The closing ceremony is available to stream online.  

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