Bluewater Skilled Trades students bring home medals
June 1, 2015
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Bluewater is sparkling with gold following the Skills Canada National Competition, which took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. Ethan Raymond from Walkerton District Community School, who was one of three Bluewater District School Board students to join Team Ontario at the nationals, won gold in the Automotive Service challenge!
This latest accolade puts an exclamation point at the end of an already successful school year at the regional, provincial and national levels for Bluewater District School Board students enrolled in the skilled trades.
The Regional Technological Skills Challenge in Owen Sound, at the end of March, included over 100 local students competing to represent our area at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo in May.
Bluewater District School Board sent a team of 26 students to the provincial challenge. Three of them came home with gold medals, four returned wearing silver and seven won bronze. Twenty-three of the students finished in the top 10 of their competitions, and all 26 finished in the top 20.
The three gold medal winners from the provincials advanced to be part of Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition.
The overall results for Bluewater District School Board from the Ontario Technological Skills Competition are as follows:
3 x Gold Medals – Automotive Service, Carpentry (Individual) and Cabinetmaking
Note: The above students advanced to represent Bluewater District School Board & Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon.
3 x Silver Medals – Auto Painting, Geographic Information System (Team of 2) and Plumbing
3 x Bronze Medals – Landscape Design, Horticulture & Landscape (Team of 2) and Robotics (Team of 4)
2 x 5th – Home Building (Team of 4) and Small Powered Equipment
2 x 9th – Precision Machining and Job Interview
13th – Welding
15th – Carpentry (Team of 2)
18th – Electrical Installations
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