Cambrian College students earn gold, silver, and bronze at Skills Ontario Competition

Posted on Friday May 5, 2017

Pictured above: Cambrian College’s Powerline Technician (Team of Two) Skills Ontario winners. Gold medal winners Scott Sirkka and William Cook, and bronze medal winners Cory Fair and Mark McLelland

SUDBURY ― Six Cambrian College students have demonstrated that they are among the best in their respective fields, earning two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal at the Skills Ontario Competition, held in Toronto from May 1-3.

This year, 18 talented students represented Cambrian, and six students delivered exceptional results, earning four medals in three of the post-secondary categories.

The medal winners and their respective categories are as follows:

Student(s) and Program Medal Skills Ontario Competition Category
Scott Sirkka and William Cook,
Powerline Technician
Gold Powerline Technician (team of two)
Maxime Marineau, Electrical Engineering Gold Automation and Control
Brigitte Vachon, Graphic Design Silver Graphic Design – Studio Production
Cory Fair and Mark McLelland,
Powerline Technician
Bronze Powerline Technician (team of two)

Gold medal winner Maxime Marineau

Gold medal winner Maxime Marineau has qualified to join Team Ontario and will be able to compete at the Skills Canada competition in Winnipeg, which takes place from May 31 to June 3. Cambrian is proud of each of its student competitors, and the College would like to recognize its faculty coaches and mentors who support students in their preparation. Since 2005, Cambrian College students have earned 41 provincial and 9 national medals in provincial and national skills competitions; a number that speaks to the high calibre teaching and learning experience offered across a variety of programs.

Silver medal winner Brigitte Vachon (centre), with Cambrian professor and father Bob Vachon (left) and Skills Ontario Executive Director Gail Smyth.

The Skills Ontario competition is the largest skilled trade and technology competition in Canada, offering students the chance to advance to national and international levels of competition. In addition to the competition, the event offers competitors and visitors access to the Career Exploration showcase, where more than 70 businesses, colleges, apprenticeship programs, trade unions, and government agencies offer information and interactive activities to help young people learn about options in the skilled trades, engineering, and technology.


Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
Cambrian College
705-566-8101, ext. 6375

Cambrian College programs achieve national accreditation

Posted on Thursday May 4, 2017

SUDBURY―Three of Cambrian College’s outstanding full-time programs: Civil Engineering Technology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; and English for Academic Purposes; have received an additional seal of quality assurance and educational excellence through national accreditation.

Addressing special guests, faculty, …

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