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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Students to Ontario Trades Skills Competition
NEWS RELEASE                  
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200
April 28, 2015
Contact: Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
 GECDSB Participation Building
- unique opportunity to show off skills -
Technology students from the Greater Essex County School Board raised the bar at the recent Ontario Skills Qualifying Competition at Fanshawe College. Fifteen students earned the right to compete in this year’s Ontario Trade Skills Competition Provincial Championships, May 4-6 in Waterloo.
This is the largest skilled trades’ competition in Canada and features more than 65 contests and 1900 competitors. The event is expected to draw 20,000 spectators.
The O.T.S.C. is a unique opportunity for students to turn the heads of educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners of the competition will get the chance to move on to the world championships.
Other activities over the two day event will feature a career showcase of businesses, colleges, and apprenticeship programs. There will also be a Young Women’s Conference - a chance for female students to explore careers in skilled trades and speak with career mentors.
These are the GECDSB students participating in the O.T.S.C.:
Hope Camphorst (Herman) - Hairstyling
Kegan Weibe, Erin Henderson, Kyle Edgerton, Cameron Watson (Mason-Pass) - 4 person team Home Build
Faaron Belanger, Dustyn Lachine (Massey) - 2 person Team Carpentry
Justin Nelson (Kingsville) - Individual Carpentry
Victor Sibley (Kingsville) – Auto Service
Kaitlynn Lessard (Sandwich) – Photography
Charith Jayatilaka (Massey) – Precision Metal Cutting
Chris Bezaire, MacKenzie James (General Amherst) – Welding
Ryan Debergh, Allison Ives (Kingsville) – 2 person team-TV & Video Production
For more information contact Bill Fetter@ 519-255-3200 ext. 10318 or email