On Tuesday May 7th, 34 YCDSB students competed in the 30th annual Skills Ontario Trades and Technologies competition. Students had 2 months to prepare with a teacher mentor and competed against other school boards in a variety of competitions such as Robotics, Baking, Culinary, Automotive, Carpentry, TV/Video, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion, Hairstyling and many more.
For the first time in YCDSB history 4 students won Gold in qualifying events. They are now advancing to the National Competition May 27 & 28 in Halifax, Nova Scotia where they will represent Ontario in their respective areas.
- Faith Ruetas from St. Theresa of Lisieux- Gold Medal in IT Office Software Solutions. Teacher mentor: Manuel Deocampo
- Michelle Wu from St. Brother Andre – Gold Medal in Culinary. Teacher Mentor Radford Cook
- Erica Passacquale from Cardinal Carter – Gold Medal in Prepared Speech. Teacher mentor Melissa Cagna
- Nicholas Gesualdo from Cardinal Carter – Gold Medal in Job Interview. Teacher mentor Natalie Spremulli-Di Donato
Good luck to all students in the National Competition.