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UGDSB students excel at secondary Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – Upper Grand District School Board students performed very well at the Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition on April 7.

The competition was held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. The secondary level Skills Ontario Competition has become very popular, and as a result, Skills Ontario holds a qualifying competition to make sure that the most prepared students move on to compete at Skills Ontario.

Categories in the qualifying competition included:

On Saturday, thirteen students from the Upper Grand DSB with their teachers, travelled to Georgian College to compete in the qualifying competition.

Winning first place in the Individual Carpentry competition was Wellington Heights SS student Jordan B. Centre Wellington DHS student Madison G. won first place in the Culinary Arts challenge. Also from Centre Wellington DHS, Talon B. and Andrew S. placed first in TV and Video Production. Orangeville DSS student Chloe M. placed first in the Welding competition.

Skills Ontario Competitors from the UGDSB are supported by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program.

Students that placed first will move on to the Provincial Skills Competition taking place on May 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. 

Congratulations to all UGDSB students that competed in the qualifying competition and to those who will be moving on to the Provincial Skills Competition.


About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves approximately 34,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:
Heather Loney
Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725

Megan Sicoli
Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764

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