Mechatronics team Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinski will be representing Humber at the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia this August. The pair won gold medals in Mechatronics at the Skills Competition in 2018 to qualify, and successfully defended their titles as part of the national competition in Halifax on May 28 and 29 to secure their spots in Russia. 

Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinski WorldSkills 2019

Qualifying for WorldSkills occurs in even year competitions and not in odd years. Successful Humber students participating in the Skills Ontario and Skills Canada competitions in 2020 would have the opportunity to qualify for the next WorldSkills event.

Every two years, top medalists of the Skills Canada National Competition continue their training to secure placement on WorldSkills Team Canada and compete at the WorldSkills Competition, where their skills are put to the test at the international level against top competitors from around the world.

In addition, Humber successfully represented the college and the province at the annual Skills Canada National Competition placing in four categories.

After winning a gold medal at Skills Ontario, Humber students advanced to Skills Canada representing the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and the Faculty of Business.

This week, more than 550 students and apprentices from across the country competed for the national champion title in more than 40 skilled trades at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. The competitions represent six skilled trades and technology sectors, including: transportation, construction, manufacturing and engineering, information technology, service and employment.

Congratulations to the following students for their hard work and dedication in the competition:


Marko Gunja and Hartej Tapia (Gold)

Marko Gunja and Hartej Tapia (Gold)


Brendan Woo (Silver)

Electronics Brendan Woo (Silver)


Michael Fayehun (Silver)

Photography Michael Fayehun (Silver)

3D Digital Game Art

Richard Thorogood (Gold)

3D Digital Game Art  Richard Thorogood (Gold)

Learn more about Skills Canada and WorldSkills.