A young woman in the background connects yellow wires to a circuit board in the foreground.

From April 22 to May 6, Humber students participated in the 2021 Skills Ontario competition virtually.  

Skills competitions allow students to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge as they compete for a place at the Skills Canada National Competition.  

If they win at nationals, they can represent Canada at the WorldSkills competition. Some medalists also receive monetary awards. 

This year, 13 students from the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology and the Faculty of Media & Creative Studies competed in over nine competitions including Photography, Mechanical CAD, Electronics, Coding, Welding and Mechatronics. Humber medaled in Mechatronics, Electronics, Welding and Mechanical CAD. 

“At Humber, we strive to provide our students with the best polytechnic education possible by supporting them as they take advantage of opportunities to apply their skills in the real world. Skills competitions allow exceptional students to shine and bring back what they’ve learned to help mentor their peers,” said Gina Antonacci, associate vice president, Academic. 

“Competing and winning at Skills Ontario helps demonstrate that Humber College is preparing students for meaningful careers that will fill the skills gap.” 

Congratulations to this year’s Skills Ontario competitors: 

Mechatronics – Marko Gunja and Nikolas de Boer –gold medal 

Mechatronics: Jordan Regada and Jarod Lin - silver medal 

Welding: Jackson Macor - silver medal 

Welding: Xander Cameron 

Mechanical CAD:  Marcus Lahn – bronze medal 

Mechanical CAD: Tenzin Woedhen  

Coding: Jakob Wood and Josheel Dhanda 

Electronics: Rian Currie - GOLD 

Photography: Cole Lachowicz and Marcin Skalij 

The top students will compete at Skills Canada’s Virtual National Competition June 15. 

You can find the full results sheet here. 

Humber students have seen much success since they began participating in Skills competitions in 2004, including an entry into WorldSkills in Russia in 2019.  

Electromechanical Engineering Technology graduates Bogdan Malynovskyy and Mateusz Cwalinksi honed their skills for several months in the Skills Varsity room at the Barrett CTI, where Skills teams continue to train, using cutting-edge technology and benefitting from the expertise of Humber’s industry partners.