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Connor Larocque Spotlight

May 24, 2023 | Vanessa Tignanelli, Storyteller & Content Creator

Connor Larocque

Connor Larocque of Clayton, Ont., a second year student in the Aircraft Maintenance program, has won Second Place at this year’s Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto!

The purpose of Skills Competition is to assess competitors’ knowledge in performing basic procedures in their field. “My time spent learning at Canadore was instrumental in succeeding at this event,” says Connor. “The hands-on experience, paired with the individual attention given by the instructors, is unmatched by any other school in the province. Each student in the Aviation program is given the opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them to improve their skills every day.”

The competition included a variety of activities: a written test involving knowledge of Canadian Aviation Regulations; determining the serviceability of piston engine components using precision measuring instruments; testing competence and speed of safety wiring; constructing an electrical wiring harness; and repairing sheet metal, among other tasks.

“I have realized that I am able to be successful while out of my comfort zone,” Connor continues. “The confidence of being able to deal with unknown challenges that will arise while working in the industry will be valuable for my career success.”

Emma Chilton of Bracebridge, Ont. was also selected to compete at Skills Ontario alongside Connor, and placed First in the competition. She will go on to compete with Team Ontario at the National Skills Competition next week in Winnipeg. 

Connor and Emma have proven that they can handle whatever challenges they are presented with in the field, and Canadore is very proud to celebrate the unmatched competence of our Aviation students. Congratulations, Connor!


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