May 9, 2017
GUELPH, Ontario – Students from the Upper Grand District School Board have captured an impressive medal haul at the Skills Ontario Competition.
From May 1 to 3, elementary and secondary students from across Ontario competed in Toronto. The provincial event is Canada’s largest skilled trade and technological competition.
For two and a half days, students tested their skills after earning their spots at provincials following regional competitions held across Ontario. Students in the secondary competition vied for the chance to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition.
Students in elementary and secondary schools across the UGDSB competed at Skills Ontario in events ranging from robotics and character animation, to hairstyling, workplace safety and carpentry.
Four UGDSB elementary teams came away with medals. The team from King George Public School, comprised of Caleb, Elliot, Kobe and Leo, won gold in the Junior Lego Mechanics competition.
Maryborough Public School’s team of Jack, Easton, Wes and Erik won gold in Junior Lego Robotics.
Aberfoyle Public School won gold in Intermediate Design and Build, and bronze in Intermediate Lego Mechanics.
In the secondary competition, UGDSB students walked away with a total of six medals. The Wellington Heights SS team of Sully, Alex, Troy and Gord won gold in the Home & Team Building competition. Centre Wellington DHS’s Jade won gold in Workplace Safety. Alanna from Norwell DSS won silver in Hairstyling, and John F. Ross CVI student Jagman took silver in Mechanical CADD. Ethan from John F. Ross won bronze in Computer Aided Manufacturing, and CWDHS’s Callum won bronze in IT and Network Support.
The gold medal winners will now head to the Skills Canada National Competition, held from May 31 to June 3 in Winnipeg.
Congratulations to all the UGDSB students who competed at Skills Ontario, and best of luck to our students at Skills Canada!