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Multiple UCDSB Students Qualify for Skills Ontario Competition After Regional Event
Posted on 02/27/2019
William Deschamps

February 27, 2019 (Cornwall, ON) -
Twenty-four students from the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) have qualified for the Skills Ontario Competition, to be held May 6-8 in Toronto, after Tuesday’s Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition in Cornwall.

Five others qualified for the regional competition in Kingston on April 6, and could join their peers in Toronto.

The Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition is held annually at St. Lawrence College to showcase the value of the skilled trades. More than 170 UCDSB students competed in 16 different events that ranged from two-man carpentry to TV/ video production, giving students a taste of the trades and a chance to explore career options. Competition participants also connected with college staff to discuss career opportunities and their experience in those trades.

Students advancing to the provincials are as follows:

Students moving on to the regional qualifier in Kingston April 6 are as follows

  • Nick Oeggerli, Char-Lan District High School, silver, individual carpentry;
  • Siobhan Calder and Kristie Lea Wartmann, Brockville Collegiate Institute, gold, TV / video production;
  • Carter Perkins, Thousand Islands Secondary School, gold, welding;
  • Aaron Keurentjes, Glengarry District High School, silver, welding.

The competition was organized in partnership with the UCDSB, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, and St. Lawrence College. 

For more information, please call:

Ashley Grant
Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition


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