Catholic Board’s Students Excel at SKILLS
Waterloo Region - Students from Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools have once again come up big at the provincial and national Skills Canada competitions.
Congratulations go to Paul Henning, Nick Penner, Viki Windl and Aly Haffner (and parent coach Dave Henning) from Holy Family Catholic Elementary School who won GOLD in the grade 7-8 construction competition at the Skills Provincial Technology Competition.
At the secondary school level congratulations go to Tommy Gasselle of Resurrection Catholic Secondary School and Rachel Dietrich of St. David Catholic Secondary School who won GOLD in the Cabinetmaking and Job interview categories respectively and to Jefferson Doud of Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School who took home BRONZE in the IT and Network Support category.
A special shout-out goes to Tommy Gasselle who followed up his provincial GOLD with a BRONZE at the National Skills Competition!
Skills Canada Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies as viable, first-choice career options for Ontario youth. The Ontario Technological Skills Competition allows students from across the province to showcase their talents and test their skills against industry standards.
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 100,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 52 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 30,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region continuing a tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education first begun in 1836.