Skills Ontario Mechatronics competition

12 Humber students received a medal at the 29th Skills Ontario Competition– the largest skilled trade and technology competition in Canada.

With 2,300 competitors and more than 30,000 visitors in attendance, Humber was represented in 24 skilled competitions by more than 40 students in programs from the School of Applied Technology, the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism and the School of Media Studies and Information Technology.  

The province-wide competition allowed the students to build on Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce by demonstrating their knowledge and dedication to their program and future profession.

Congratulations for placing in the following competitions at Skills Ontario this week: 


Don Johnston (Bronze) and Daniel Miller (Silver)

Landscape Design

Haley Johnston (Bronze)
Landscape Construction

Kevin Willcox (Silver) and Connor Hockley (Silver)

Mateusz Cwaliniski (Gold) and Bogdan Malynovskyy (Gold)

Marko Gunja (Silver) and Hartej Tapia (Silver)


Stefanie Francavilla (Gold)


Catherine Guarini (Gold)

Web Design and Development

Zachary Dods (Bronze)

The three-day event also invited elementary and secondary students to experience the skills of Ontario post-secondary students firsthand.

Humber placed first in the Large Booth Category for their interactive display which featured a toilet plunging competition, a drawing challenge between students and a robot, and more.

Humber also received the 2018 Skills Ontario Award of Excellence based on their contest results in the skills manufacturing competitions. A $5,000 award was also granted for the college to administer scholarships to students in Humber’s manufacturing programs.

Tim Wilkinson, a Humber plumbing grad, won the 2018 Skills Ontario Alumni Award for his dedication and skills in the plumbing trade after placing in a previous Skills competition.

There is more to come next month from Humber’s skilled medalists. The students who placed gold are set to compete in the 24th Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton next month.