Two students use tools to work on a mechanical device.

From April 19 to 29, Humber students once again demonstrated that they’re among Ontario’s best in their respective fields at the 2022 Virtual Skills Ontario Competition.

This competition is the largest skilled trades and technologies events in Canada and helps recognize the importance of skilled trades and technology careers while promoting them as a top option for students. For the second year in a row, the province-wide competition was hosted virtually.  

“Humber students have a long history of successfully participating in the annual Skills Ontario Competition,” said Derek Stockley, associate vice president, Academic. “As a polytechnic institution, we provide our students with high-quality experiential learning opportunities that give them a competitive advantage in their chosen careers.”

This year, 30 Humber students from the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and the Faculty of Business competed against students from other Ontario colleges. Students faced complex challenges designed to showcase their expertise in various sectors, including culinary, electronics, manufacturing and more. Since the competition was virtual, students submitted their competition entries via live video calls and online or in-person submissions.

In total, 13 Humber students earned medals at the competition’s virtual closing ceremonies, which took place on May 4.  

Congratulations to Humber’s 2022 Virtual Skills Ontario Competition medal recipients: 
•    Baking: Emma Kilgannon – Gold
•    Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM): Alyaan Hussain – Gold
•    Landscape Design: Mitchell Williams – Gold
•    Mechanical CAD: Marcus Lahn – Gold
•    Refrigeration: Andrian Movtchan – Gold    
•    Culinary Arts: Michelle Wu – Silver
•    Electronics: Alfonso Miguel Alvaran – Silver
•    Landscape Design: Adelle Ranjsavlievic – Silver  
•    Mechatronics – Team of 2: Dillion Kong & Nikolas de Boer – Silver
•    Mechatronics – Team of 2: Cole Ferguson & Sara Houjeily – Bronze  
•    3D Digital Game Art: Adam Yee-Stewart – Bronze

Two Humber students that won gold in Baking and Refrigeration will now advance to represent Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition on May 25 in Vancouver.  

“The competition was an excellent learning experience for me. I’ve been preparing for over a month, and I was excited to showcase my skills,” said Emma Kilgannon, a Baking and Pastry Arts student and gold medal winner. “I’m proud to represent Humber on the national stage – I can’t wait to compete in Vancouver!”

Humber is a premium partner of Skills Ontario with a shared commitment to inspiring the next generation of leaders to choose career paths in the trades.
Since 2015, Humber has won a total of 65 medals at Skills Ontario, including 27 gold, 22 silver, and 16 bronze.

Read the complete list of competitors and results for the 2022 Virtual Skills Ontario Competition.