____Posted Thursday June 8 2017 ____


Award Winner

Conestoga graduate wins Skills Canada medal

Sam Todd, a 2017 graduate of Conestoga's Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program, finished this year's Skills Canada National Competition with a silver medal win. The event was held June 1 to 3 in Winnipeg and is Canada's only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices.

Conestoga's Sam Todd, pictured at left, represented Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition June 1 to 3. He finished with a silver medal in Automotive Service. Photo credit: Skills Canada

Todd was among 550 of the country's most talented trades students. They participated in more than 40 competitions in categories that included robotics, cabinetmaking, welding and mechanical CADD.

Todd was presented with his medal in Automotive Service at the Skills Canada closing ceremonies on June 3. He earned his spot on Team Ontario after winning gold in Auto Service Technology at the Ontario Skills Competition, held May 1 to 3 in Toronto. He also won bronze in the same category at the provincial competition last year.

Skills Canada was founded in 1989 as a national, not‐for‐profit organization that works with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trades and technology careers among Canadian youth.

Conestoga is a provincial leader in the delivery of trades and apprenticeship training to serve industry needs and our growing community. Comprehensive programming includes a wide range of post-secondary trades programs that provide pathways to employment in skilled trades careers as well as pre-apprenticeship training and in-school training for apprentices.

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