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Sudbury skills team earns hardware at competition

Cambrian College and high school students win 10 medals at provincial meet
Medal winners
The medal winners of team Sudbury pose with their hardware at the Skills Ontario competition in Toronto May 7 to 9.

Sudbury students spent a lot of time on the podium of the Skills Ontario competition in Toronto.

A news release said the team comprised of 24 students from Cambrian College, 28 from the Rainbow District School Board, and five from the Sudbury Catholic Schools combined to win four gold, two silver, and four bronze medals May 7 to 9.

Many of the competitions included technical skills, such as information technology network systems administration, to heavy equipment service.

The medal count for the team is as follows:

Gold - four medals

Cambrian College:

Automation and Control - Daniel McGrath

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) - Bredy Wicks – the first time this category has been included at Skills Ontario.

Sudbury Catholic District School Board:

Carpentry - Team - Cameron Howe and Carter Poirer

Rainbow District School Board:

Prepared Speech - Kayleigh Jeanveau


Silver – two medals

Rainbow District School Board:

Cabinetmaking - Caleb Smith

Horticulture and Landscape - Team - Colin Therrien and Anton Niemi Fielding


Bronze - four medals

Cambrian College:

Heating Systems Technician - Kevin Salemink

Heavy Equipment Service - Benjamin Autio

IT Network Systems Administration - Ryan Hellsten

Powerline Technician - Team - Brett Johnson and Benjamin Wood

“What a team,” said Renee Scott, Cambrian’s director of student success and recruitment and Cambrian’s lead organizer for Team Sudbury. “With 10 medals, our talented and amazing group showed off the amazing results that come with collaboration, team work and top-level training. I’m so impressed with everyone who went to Toronto to compete. We’ve proven again that Greater Sudbury is a leader in the skilled trades.”

Joanne Bénard, director of education of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, said the entire board is proud of the students who worked hard and showed their talents off to the province.

“They have worked tirelessly perfecting their skills and developing their abilities. The skills they are learning will be an asset to them well beyond secondary school.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer these hands-on learning opportunities for our students at each of our four secondary schools.”

Skills Ontario is Canada's largest skilled trades and technology competition and offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best in their fields for skilled trades.