May 2, 2011

DSBN Students Tackle Provincial Tech Challenges 

DSBN Technology students are putting their expertise on display at the 22nd Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) at RIM Park and Manulife Financial Sportsplex in Waterloo from May 2-3.  From 150 DSBN Technological Skills medalists who competed locally, 46 champion students have earned a spot at the OTSC where they will join 1,000 competitors from across the province.  DSBN schools will also be sending more than 400 students to join over 30,000 spectators and visitors to the event.

“The road to the OTSC level competition takes a high degree of skill and extensive preparation under the guidance of teachers and mentors,” says Mike Doyle, DSBN Skills Development Coordinator. “We are proud of the excellence already demonstrated by our students in the DSBN Technological Skills Challenges and wish our students the best at the provincial challenges.” 

Secondary students will compete Tuesday, May 3, in 21 competitions. Gold Medal competitors from the secondary level at the OTSC will move on to represent Ontario at the Skills Canada Competition, June 1-4, in Quebec City.

Elementary students from the DSBN will compete Monday in five team competitions; 2D Character Animation, Lego Mechanics, Lego Robotics, and the Technology Challenge.  The OTSC Medalists for these Elementary competitions will be announced at the end of Monday’s event.

The Ontario Technological Skills Competition is part of a widely recognized and supported international skills program that highlights the value of and the need for highly developed trade and technology skills in today’s economy. 

DSBN Elementary OTSC competitors: 

Competition 

Student 

School 

7 and 8 Technology Challenge

Emily Mundy

Ross School

 

 

Sarah Holmes

 

 

 

Hannah Smith

 

 

 

Greg Phibbs

 

 

 

7 and 8 Lego Robotics

Ben Krowchuk

Princess Margaret

 

 

Erin Inglis

 

 

 

Maddison Gahagan

 

 

 

Mitchel Kvacica

 

 

 

7 and 8 Lego Mechanics

Aaron Wilkinson

John Marshall

 

 

Andrew Landon

 

 

 

Josh Douglas

 

 

 

Nikola Garalejic

 

 

 

4 and 6 Lego Robotics

Blake Thompson

McKay School

 

 

Krista Dafoe

 

 

 

Stephen Koiter

 

 

 

Travis Bird

 

 

 

7 and 8 2D Animation

Will Preston

Vineland School

 

 

Kostyn Petrunik

 

 

 

Wyatt Hoadley

 

 

 

Connor Haining

 

 

 

DSBN Secondary OTSC Competitors: 

Auto Service Technology

Mathew Fisher

A.N. Myer

  

Carpentry - Individual

Francis Berketo

Carpentry Team of 2

Aaron Barton

Carpentry Team of 2

Todd Bullock

 

2D Character Animation Team (2)

Daniel Buckley

Beamsville

2D Character Animation Team (2)

Kennedy Laufman

 

Electrical Wiring

Gurtej Multani

E.L. Crossley

Photography

Jaclyn Cook

 

Graphic Design

Sami Pierce

 

Job Skill Demonstration

Tiffeny Rensen

Eastdale

Precision Machining

Devon Haluka

 

 

Computer Aided Manufacturing

Rob Epp

 

Eden High

 

Robotics Team(4)

Thomas Mikolajewski

Eden High

Robotics Team(4)

Greg Gillard

Robotics Team(4)

Eric Scholl

Robotics Team(4)

Mark Lee

 

Job Interview Challenge

Kelly Plato

 

Fort Erie

 

Desktop Publishing

Katie Tice

 

Governor Simcoe

 

 

 

Architectural Tech & Design (CAD)

Joseph Kielbowich

 

Grimsby

Mechanical CADD

Cameron Principi

 

Baking

Nicole Gorman

 

Kernahan Park

 

Small Powered Equipment

Chad Bernier

 

Port Colborne High

Welding

Daniel Dressel

 

Hairstyling

Niki Harris

 

Stamford

 

Refrigeration

Tim Anger

 

Westlane

Website Development

George Liu

 

 

For more information:           

Mike Doyle, Skills Development Coordinator

DSBN, School Support Services

NOTL Resource Center

905-227-5551, x52286                    

mike.doyle@dsbn.edu.on.ca