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Loyalist College Students to Compete At Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo on May 6

May 02, 2014

Loyalist College is proud to announce that 10 students from the School of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology will be competing in the 25th Annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) on May 6 at Waterloo’s RIM Park. 

“We are so proud to have our students represent Loyalist in this provincial competition, and to provide an opportunity for them to demonstrate the hands-on skills they’ve learned,” said Ann Drennan, Dean of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology. “The equipment our students learn and practise on in our Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, combined with the dedication of our experienced faculty members, has prepared them to apply their knowledge in a competitive environment.” 

This year’s Loyalist College representatives include:

  • Construction Renovation Techniques student Benjamin Hoftyzer, competing in Carpentry – Individual;
  • Motive Power Technician – Service and Management students Tim Marquette and Evan Fletcher, competing in Auto Service Technology;
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician students:
    • Dan Thompson and Josh Vanier, competing in Mechanical Design;
    • Eden Degrasse and Jacob Yntema, competing in Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM); 
    • Steve Mullin, competing in Precision Machining; and
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician students Adam Fairbrass and Rebecca Chokly, competing in Welding.

As the largest skilled trades competition in Canada, the OTSC provides more than 60 career-focused contest areas within 340,000 square feet of Waterloo’s RIM Park and Manulife Sportsplex. Skills Canada – Ontario, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting skilled trades careers, has been hosting the Olympics-style competition for more than two decades. This year, 1,900 competitors from elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools across Ontario will compete in front of more than 30,000 spectators.

Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.


Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications, Loyalist College,, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536