Loyalist College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Loyalist College Skills Competition. Over 80 competitors from five school boards competed on Tuesday, March 7. Up to $16,000 in tuition bursaries were presented to the top competitors in first place ($1,000), second place ($600) and third place ($400) rankings. The bursaries will be applied as a credit toward tuition fees when recipients register in a full-time program at Loyalist between September 2017 and 2019.
2017 Competition Winners
First Place: Andrew Stacey, Port Perry High School
Second Place: Alec Veley, R. S. McLaughlin Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Third Place: Jacob Haan, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
First Place: Venetia Hyde-Smith, Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute
Second Place: Tarryn Horvat, Moira Secondary School
Third Place: Jewel Casey, East Northumberland Secondary School
First Place: Brooke Makins, Trenton High School
Second Place: Sarah Leslie, Trenton High School
Third Place: Autumn Stephenson, Trenton High School
First Place: Logan Triemtsra, Bayside Secondary School
Second Place: Kurtis Wright, Bayside Secondary School
Third Place: Michael Terpstra, Bayside Secondary School
First Place: Bronwen Parr, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
Second Place: Andrew Donnelly, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
Third Place: Alexis Porter, Bayside Secondary School
First Place: Jessica Corneyea, Bayside Secondary School
Second Place: Haakon Vanderkuur, East Northumberland Secondary School
Third Place: Cameron Briscoe, East Northumberland Secondary School
First Place: Jack Simpson, Nicholson Catholic College; Matthew Bruins, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
Second Place: Dawson Craig, Bayside Secondary School; Wyatt Craig, Bayside Secondary School
Third Place: Kieran Metcalf, Bayside Secondary School; Scott Thompson, Bayside Secondary School
First Place: Justin Walmsley, Bayside Secondary School
Second Place: Laurence Roy, Bayside Secondary School
Third Place: Robert Bentley, Centennial Secondary School
Participating District School Boards included Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic; Durham; Hastings and Prince Edward; Kawartha Pine Ridge; and Limestone.
Skills and technology students entering Loyalist College can apply for The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship, which provides up to $4,000 plus a tuition credit. Loyalist College is now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Fellowship intake. The application deadline for students beginning post-secondary programs is August 22, 2017. Visit loyalistskills.com to learn more.
As a society, we need skilled workers, particularly in emerging labour markets such as architecture and building sciences, automotive, electrical, welding and manufacturing. In Loyalist’s Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, a technology and trades training centre of choice for Southeastern Ontario, students learn to prepare for in-demand jobs in these fields.