Mohawk takes Gold at Skills Ontario
25 student competitors represent Mohawk at annual competition
Mohawk had a strong showing on all fronts at the Skills Ontario competition held in Toronto on May 1-3, 2017. Twenty-five student competitors represented Mohawk at the annual competition. A number of Mohawk faculty also participated as judges and technical chairs.
Three Mohawk students won medal winners at the competition.
- Matthew Gregoroff - Gold - Millwright
- Mike Haefele - Bronze - Steamfitter/Pipefitter
- Caroyln Dandie - Pin of the Show, Graphic Design
Both Matthew and Mike will move to the Canadian Skills Competition being held in Winnipeg in June. They will be joined by Engineering Technology professor Richard Dupp who will be a judge at the national competition.
Skills Ontario began 28 years ago and is a province-wide non-profit organization dedicated to building Ontario's skilled trades and technologies workforce. In addition to running the annual competition, Skills Ontario partners with school boards, colleges, small business, large companies, labour groups, and governments to provide opportunities for youth to explore and develop skills for successful careers in the skilled trades.
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.