TORONTO, ONTARIO – Humber students showcased their talents and expertise, winning a total of 14 medals, including seven gold, five silver and two bronze at this year’s Skills Ontario competition. 

Humber student Matthew Redwood secured gold in 3D Digital Game Art and was also named Top-Ranking Competitor. Humber alumna Emma Kilgannon, who won bronze at the 2022 WorldSkills competition, co-hosted the closing ceremonies. 

The competition provides students with a platform to demonstrate their skills in growth sectors such as infrastructure, technology innovation and hospitality services. Students competed in baking, cabinetmaking, and welding, among 20 other categories. The event, held at the Toronto Congress Centre from May 6 to 8, featured fierce competition from high school and college students across the province looking to grab the top spot in their trade. 

“Our Humber students continue to showcase exceptional talent and dedication, in their respective fields,” said Ann Marie Vaughan, President and CEO of Humber. “Their success at the Skills Ontario competition is a testament to their hard work and commitment to excellence. The future is bright for these remarkable students.” 

Humber’s 2024 Skills Ontario medalists include: 

  • Matthew Redwood (Gold - 3D Digital Game Art) 
  • Adrian Presot (Gold - Cabinetmaking) 
  • Justin Paglia (Gold - Electronics) 
  • Liam Johnson and Dylan Ferreira (Gold - Horticulture and Landscape Team of Two) 
  • Taylor Chamberlain (Gold - Landscape Design) 
  • Grant Maddock and Cole Hunter (Gold - Mechatronics Team of Two) 
  • Juan Delgado (Gold - Photography) 
  • Burak Istikam (Silver - Additive Manufacturing) 
  • Owen Chapman (Silver - Arborist) 
  • Brixter Galapon (Silver - Baking) 
  • Hanson Wang (Silver - Electronics) 
  • Mayte Vancini Berra (Silver - Landscape Design) 
  • Martin Overgaauw (Bronze - Arborist) 
  • Shreya Kachariya (Bronze - Architectural Technology and Design) 

Following their success, some of the winners will advance to the Skills Canada National Competition later this month in Quebec City.  

Humber Electromechanical Engineering Technology students Dillon Kong and Paxton Coghlin qualified last year to represent both Humber and Team Canada in Lyon, France at the WorldSkills Competition in September. The pair won gold and Best of Region Award at the Skills Canada National Competition last year. 

Winners of the Skills Ontario high school (secondary) division will receive a one-thousand-dollar entrance scholarship if they choose to pursue their post-secondary education at Humber. 

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