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Ontario students shine at provincial skilled trades competition

May 13, 2009
By Alyssa Dalton

WATERLOO, Ont. – The 20th Ontario Technological Skills competition took place in Waterloo, Ont. earlier this month, attracting more than 1,600 competitors and about 30,000 visitors from across the province.

Secondary and post-secondary students (including apprentices) competed
in more than 60 skilled trades and technologies challenges in the areas
of robotics, welding, auto body, carpentry, mechatronics,
computer-aided manufacturing and more. The contest gives participants
the opportunity to showcase their skills, talent and knowledge, while
networking with partners from industry, labour, government and

In order to make the 20th Ontario Technological Skills Competition a
reality, more than $5 million worth of tools, equipment, material and
supplies were donated by sponsoring organizations.

A team from the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
took home first prize in the mechatronics category. A student from
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology came in first place in
the computer-aided manufacturing category at the post-secondary level.
For a complete list of the results, please visit  


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