SUDBURY— Cambrian College students have once again distinguished themselves and demonstrated their outstanding abilities, earning three gold medals and special recognition at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC). The competition is the largest of its kind in Canada, with more than 2,000 postsecondary competitors in 67 categories. Cambrian students delivered exceptional results, earning gold medals in three categories.
The gold medal winners, and their respective categories, are:
Eric Boudreau: Heavy Duty Equipment Service
Bailey Bowman: Heating Systems Technician
Benoit Lambert: IT Network Systems Administration
Boudreau and Lambert will advance to the Skills/Compétences Canada 2016 National Competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, which takes place June 5-8. The national competition does not include events in Bowman’s category, but with his gold medal, he was offered an apprenticeship with Hy-Mark Canada. Lambert was also recognized as a Top Competitor in the Technology Sector.
In congratulating the medal winners, competitors, and coaches, Cambrian College President Bill Best said:
“Every effort and every win at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition means a lot to the students, and to Cambrian, because success doesn’t happen overnight. These results are possible because of strong programs and faculty coaches, hours of preparation, and hundreds of micro-decisions made by our students both in training and in competition.
Our student competitors and thousands of students at Cambrian challenge themselves every day to be the best they can be. And when they graduate, they will move on to valued and meaningful careers that play a vital role in building strong and vibrant communities.”
In the past six years, Cambrian College students have earned 29 medals at provincial and national Skills Competitions. In 2016, Cambrian was the only northeastern Ontario college whose students earned OTSC medals, reinforcing the College’s winning tradition.
This year, Cambrian sent its largest contingent of competitors, registering 19 students from a range of programs, including:
- Network Technician
- Powerline Technician
- Graphic Design
- Welding and Fabrication
- Heavy Duty Equipment
- Motive Power Technician (Automotive)
- Electrical Engineering Technician
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Cambrian College would like to thank all of the competitors, coaches, and organizers involved with this event for their drive and dedication.
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