SUDBURY – Cambrian College student Pierre Leduc has come up with a great way to end his school year: add to his trophy case.
This week in Halifax, Leduc won the bronze medal in the Industrial Control category at the Skills Canada competition. There were 550 competitors from all regions of Canada participating in over 40 skilled trades and technology competitions.
It wasn’t Leduc’s first trip to the podium this year. He won the gold medal in the same category at Skills Ontario earlier this month.
“To win a gold and bronze in the same year while representing Cambrian Cambrian is an incredible feeling,” says Pierre Leduc, who has also competed and won medals in Robotics at the provincial and national levels as a high school student. “I want to thank everyone at Cambrian for all their training and support.”
Leduc, who is from Hearst, Ontario, is a second-year student in Cambrian’s Electrical Engineering Technology program. Coaching him at Skills Canada and Skills Ontario was one of his professors, Tom Fahey, who first met Leduc at a national skills competition when Leduc was still in high school.
“Pierre did a great job, both at Skills Ontario and Skills Canada,” says Tom Fahey “He put in a lot of work, he stuck to our game plan, and executed it beautifully.”
Leduc’s bronze medal adds to Cambrian’s overall medal count at Skills Canada and Skills Ontario. Cambrian students won six medals at Skills Ontario earlier this month. Since 2005, Cambrian College students have won more than 60 medals at Skills Ontario and Skills Canada.
“I’m so proud of Pierre and Tom Fahey for this amazing accomplishment,” says Bill Best, President of Cambrian College. “Cambrian is taking home top honours in skilled trades, applied research and many other aspects of College academics. Our students and faculty are once again demonstrating they can compete with the best in the country.”
Photo: Cambrian professor Tom Fahey and Electrical Engineering Technology student Pierre Leduc at the Skills Canada competition in Halifax. Leduc won the bronze medal in the Industrial Control category.
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