Team Sudbury Brings Home the Hardware from the Skills Ontario Competition

Posted on Thursday May 10, 2018

SUDBURY – Team Sudbury took a lot of trips to the podium this week at the Skills Ontario competition in Toronto.

Students from Cambrian College, the Rainbow District School Board, and Sudbury Catholic Schools combined to win 4 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals. Skills Ontario is Canada's largest skilled trades and technology competition and offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best in their fields for skilled trades.

Cambrian sent a compliment of 24 students to Skills Ontario, with an additional 28 team members from Rainbow Schools and 5 students joining from Sudbury Catholic Schools to round out Team Sudbury.

And they did not disappoint. Here is a summary of the medal count for Team Sudbury.

 Gold - 4 medals

Cambrian College
Automation and Control - Daniel McGrath
Metal Fabricator (Fitter) - Bredy Wicks – the first time this category has been included at Skills Ontario.

Sudbury Catholic District School Board
Carpentry - Team - Cameron Howe and Carter Poirer

Rainbow District School Board
Prepared Speech - Kayleigh Jeanveau

Silver - 2 medals

Rainbow District School Board
Cabinetmaking - Caleb Smith
Horticulture and Landscape - Team - Colin Therrien and Anton Niemi Fielding

Bronze - 4 medals

Cambrian College
Heating Systems Technician - Kevin Salemink
Heavy Equipment Service - Benjamin Autio
IT Network Systems Administration - Ryan Hellsten
Powerline Technician - Team - Brett Johnson and Benjamin Wood

“What a team,” says Renee Scott, Cambrian’s Director of Student Success and Recruitment and Cambrian’s lead organizer for Team Sudbury.  “With 10 medals, our talented and amazing group showed off the amazing results that come with collaboration, team work and top-level training. I’m so impressed with everyone who went to Toronto to compete. We’ve proven again that Sudbury is a leader in the skilled trades.”

Including this year’s medal count, Cambrian College students have won approximately 60 medals at Skills Ontario and Skills Canada competitions since 2005.

“Once again Cambrian College is punching above its weight,” adds Cambrian College President, Bill Best. “I want to make sure everyone gets credit – and that includes all the students, faculty, and support staff who have contributed to the success at Skills Ontario and Skills Canada. This was a true team effort.”

Team Sudbury would also like to thank its sponsors for this year’s Skills Ontario competition: Lopes Mechanical, Snap On Tools, Mitutoyo, Toromont Cat, Nortrax John Deere, Toronto Bobcat, Strongco Volvo.

Media contacts:

Dan Lessard
Manager, Communications
705-566-8101, extension 6302
705-929-0786 c

Carlee Vendramin
Communications Officer
Sudbury Catholic District School Board

165A D’Youville Street
Sudbury ON P3C 5E7
705.673.5620 x 375
Nicole Charette
Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board
Centre for Education
408 Wembley Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 1P2
Phone: 705.674.3171, ext. 7217

Cambrian Students Raise Smiles and Money for Oral Hygiene

Posted on Monday April 16, 2018

SUDBURY – Last week, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant students at Cambrian College hit the streets to raise awareness and money for oral health.

At this year’s Walk For A Smile event, students raised $6,000 for …

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