Secondary students bring home medals from Skills Ontario competition
May 9, 2019
GUELPH, Ontario – Secondary students have made their schools, coaches and board proud at the Skills Ontario Competition.
From May 6 to 8, students from across the province competed at Skills Ontario, Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition.
The Upper Grand District School Board was well represented with 36 competitors in 27 competitions. To earn a spot at Skills Ontario, students had to place first in their events at regional competitions.
According to Skills Ontario, the provincial competition offers students the opportunity to demonstrate that they are the best in their field. Winners are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals and have the opportunity to advance to the Skills Canada National Competition.
UGDSB students came home with three gold medals and one bronze medal.
Tyler from John F. Ross CVI won gold in Brick Masonry. His coach is UGDSB’s Dual Credit Coordinator Joanne Harris. Kyle from Centre Wellington DHS won gold in Job Skill Demonstration and Jade from CWDHS won gold in Workplace Safety. Both were coached by CWDHS teacher Jenny Ritter. Quentin won bronze in IT & Network Support and was coached by CWDHS teacher Timothy King.
Jade and Kyle will now have the opportunity to travel to Halifax at the end of the month for the Nationals, as part of Team Ontario. The competition will be held on May 28 and 29. (Brick Masonry is not offered as an event for secondary students at the national competition.)
Congratulations to all the UGDSB students who competed at Skills Ontario, their dedicated coaches, and to our medal winners!