SUDBURY – Cambrian College had its best-ever showing at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, which took place May 5-7 in Waterloo. The College sent 12 students to compete and an impressive six returned home with a little extra hardware in their luggage.
Cambrian College won three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze in the following categories:
- Gold: Brandon Petrenko for Heating Systems Technician; Josh Marshall in IT and Network Support; and Jeffrey Cloutier in Welding
- Silver: Sierra Macdonald-Talbot for Automation and Control; and Mitchell Antler in Industrial Mechanic Millwright
- Bronze: Chris Gardner for Automation and Control
Sonia Del Missier, Interim President, says the College’s inspiring showing points to the high level of education and proves this school, the North’s largest, can compete against its larger counterparts in southern Ontario.
“Our successes at this competition demonstrate the expertise and knowledge of our students, as well as our professors,” Del Missier explains. “We’re building a legacy of excellence within our walls, which translates into well-trained employees who contribute in innovative and creative ways to their fields. We are very proud of these results.”
More than 1,900 competitors vied for top spots in more than 60 skilled trade areas. About 30,000 spectators took in the competition, making the OTSC the largest competition of its kind in Canada. Winners of the provincial championships advance to nationals, which take place June 4-7 in Toronto.
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Sonia Del Missier
705-566-8101, ext. 7794
Mary Katherine Keown
705-566-8101, ext. 6876