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Thursday May 5th, 2016

Posted at 8:54pm

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Gareth Mayville, Cornelius Froese, Alexander Gervais, Erin Wright, Elisa Bognar, Andrea Halin, Amanda Bosch

St. Clair College students did really well at the 27th Annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo this past week. The College amassed nine medals in the competition, the most they have seen in the past five years.

Sue McLelland, Coordinator for the Skills Ontario event was thrilled with the results. “Each year you hope that students have a great experience and learn something about themselves as they face other students in the province in competition. The icing on the cake is to come home with a medal.”

“This year’s competition was particularly fierce and we were thrilled that our students placed in gold and silver,” said Nick Kuipers, Faculty member in the Graphic Design.

There was also a new competition this year in Powerline Technician and St. Clair College graduates from the Powerline program at Thames Campus in Chatham, also took the top spots in the competition. “Not only did our graduates land wonderful jobs as apprentices in industry, but they took a gold and silver medal in this competition,” says Mark Benoit, Chair of Academic programs at Thames Campus. Eric Stuart is a powerline apprentice with Entegrus in Chatham, and Chad Hedrick and Dennis Rivest are apprenticing with ENWIN.

In addition to the great news coming from Skills Ontario, Sean Previl, who just completed the Journalism and Media Convergence programs, won the prestigious audio Short Feature or Documentary category for the 2016 Broadcast Educators Association of Canada.

The complete listing of medals by program are:

GOLD:
Erin Wright – Graphic Design (Coach Nick Kuipers)
Amanda Bosch – Restaurant Services (Coaches Ken Reynolds and Paul Miaritis)
Alexander Gervais – Web Site Design (Coach – Phil Aylesworth)
Eric Stuart – Powerline

SILVER:
Elisa Bognar – Graphic Design (Coach Nick Kuipers)
Cornelius Froese – Web Site Design (Coach – Phil Aylesworth)
Chad Hedrick and Dennis Rivest – Powerline

BRONZE:
Gareth Mayville – Mechanical CADD (Coach Joan Hunter)
Andrea Halim – Hairstylist (Coaches: Marcy McIntosh and Wanda Moore)

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