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Canadore College Students to Test Skills at Provincial Competition

Apr 30, 2019 | Canadore College

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Four Canadore College students will be heading to the Skills Ontario Competition next week in Toronto, Ont. where they have the chance to demonstrate that they are the best in their field.

Second-year aviation technology – aircraft maintenance and structures students Jay Brocke of Seguin, Ont. and Cassidy Prieur of Amherstburg, Ont. will be competing in the aircraft maintenance postsecondary contest.

Austin Peddie of North Cobalt, Ont., a first-year building construction technician student, will be competing in the individual carpentry postsecondary contest.

First-year machinist student Conor Tierney of Prescott, Ont. is entered into the precision machingin\ postsecondary contest.

This Skills Ontario Competition takes place annually. This year’s competition will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre on May 6-8. Winners are awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals. 

Should Canadore College’s Brocke, Peddie Prieur and/or Tierney qualify at the Ontario competition, they will advance to the Skills Canada National Competition in Halifax, N.S. in June.

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or


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