From May 1-3, 2017, the Halton Catholic District School Board was thrilled to send 18 elementary and 12 secondary students to the Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre.
Earlier this year, students who advanced to Skills Ontario achieved top marks at the Halton Skills Competition, held in March of 2017.
Skills Ontario is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition, offering a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their outstanding skills in a chosen field of study. Over two and a half days, they share their talents in front of educators, family, friends and prospective employers.
Winners are awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals, and some students receive monetary awards and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition.
Congratulations to our elementary students who competed in the following categories:
- LEGO Robotics (St. Paul Catholic Elementary School)
- Technology Challenge (St. Mary Catholic Elementary School)
- TV and Video Production (St. Peter Catholic Elementary School)
- Green Energy Challenge (St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School)
Our Intermediate Robotics team (Liam Boyle, Anthony Fuca, David Colterman and Matthew Clement) from St. Paul Catholic Elementary School successfully took home a bronze medal at the competition.
Students in secondary school also competed in the following categories: Architectural Design, IT Network Systems, Graphic Design, Carpentry, Robotics and Control Systems, Photography, Cabinet Making, Refrigeration, Hairstyling and Coding.
Congratulations goes out to all secondary students, as well as Adam Farrow of Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School who won bronze at the competition in Architectural Design.
All teams had a fantastic day and represented our Board and their respective schools admirably. A special thank you goes out to our coaches for their time, effort, and dedication in making these opportunities available for our students.