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Assumption’s very own, Ian Corbett, competes at the Canada Skills Competition!

Iain, who runs his own summer business, had a feeling he “placed top ten” and decided he would make the drive into Toronto just to see where he placed. As the announcer moved into the top 3 and Iain had not heard his name yet, he was a bit dejected but thought maybe he hadn’t done as well as he suspected. That all changed when he saw his name flashed across the screen as the Ontario Skills Competition Gold Medal winner for Carpentry. 

Having successfully competed at the Halton Skills Competition and won Gold, Iain Corbett moved on to compete at the Ontario Skills competition at the Toronto Congress Centre on May 7th. 

As a result of winning gold at Ontario Skills, Iain was afforded the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada national championship. The event took place in Halifax on May 28-29th. Iain travelled with competitors from across Ontario to compete against the best high school aged carpenters in Canada. Iain performed incredibly well placing 9th. More importantly, he gained valuable experience – first flight, new friends, future connections and skill development- and got the chance to see a beautiful Canadian city. 

It should be noted, that the Skills Canada competition is an exceptional event. Competing students are celebrated like Olympic athletes and 7500 students from across Nova Scotia witnessed the event. It is remarkable to see so many talented students exhibit their God-given talents. As well, it is a powerful recognition of the importance of all post-secondary pathways. 

Iain was an exceptional representative of his family, Assumption CSS, the Student Success Department and the HCDSB as a whole. We are all extremely proud of his accomplishments. 

Congratulations Iain!

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Halton Catholic Students Achieve Great Things at Skills Ontario Competition

From May 1-3, 2017, the Halton Catholic District School Board was thrilled to send 18 elementary and 12 secondary students to the Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Earlier this year, students who advanced to Skills Ontario achieved top marks at the Halton Skills Competition, held in March of 2017.

Skills Ontario is Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition, offering a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their outstanding skills in a chosen field of study. Over two and a half days, they share their talents in front of educators, family, friends and prospective employers.

Winners are awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals, and some students receive monetary awards and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition.

Congratulations to our elementary students who competed in the following categories:

  • LEGO Robotics (St. Paul Catholic Elementary School)
  • Technology Challenge (St. Mary Catholic Elementary School)
  • TV and Video Production (St. Peter Catholic Elementary School)
  • Green Energy Challenge (St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School)

Our Intermediate Robotics team (Liam Boyle, Anthony Fuca, David Colterman and Matthew Clement) from St. Paul Catholic Elementary School successfully took home a bronze medal at the competition.

Students in secondary school also competed in the following categories: Architectural Design, IT Network Systems, Graphic Design, Carpentry, Robotics and Control Systems, Photography, Cabinet Making, Refrigeration, Hairstyling and Coding.

Congratulations goes out to all secondary students, as well as Adam Farrow of Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School who won bronze at the competition in Architectural Design.

All teams had a fantastic day and represented our Board and their respective schools admirably. A special thank you goes out to our coaches for their time, effort, and dedication in making these opportunities available for our students. ​

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Watch our Grade 7 Students Engage in the Trades at Mohawk College!

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12 Volt News recognizes the hard work in building the Bishop Reding Spirit Car!

Project Eclipse has been recognized by Michael Van Horn, CEO of the United States company 12volt.com. 12 Volt specializes in vehicle customization and electronics and has been following the progress of the Bishop Reding Spirit Car.

For the full article click here.

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HCDSB Students Demonstrate Their Skills

During the months of April and May, over 200 students from our High School and

Elementary School panels took part in the Halton and Ontario Skills Competitions.

On April 5th, students competed in the Halton Skills Competition at Robert Bateman

High School. Halton Skills is an event where students from Grade 4 – 12 from the Halton

District School Board and Halton Catholic School Board demonstrate their technical

skills in a friendly but competitive environment. This year was the 27th for the event.

This year, Ascension Catholic Elementary School became the first HCDSB school to

serve as a host site for the competitions.

 

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Students in both elementary and secondary from across the Board took part in

competitions ranging from culinary skills, to carpentry to LEGO robotics. HCDSB teams

performed incredibly well with 32 students receiving medals.

 

Also of note, this was the first year for students to take part in a robotics demonstration

as an extension of the MInistry’s CODE Robotics initiative. Approximately 30 primary

and junior students from the HCDSB were given the opportunity to share what they

have been learning in their classrooms to a panel of observers. All of our students

embraced the opportunity to demonstrate their God given talents in a challenging and

rewarding environment.

 

Students who received medals at Halton Skills move on to Ontario Skills which is a

province wide skills competition held at RIM Park in Waterloo on May 2nd-3rd. Ontario

Skills includes students from across the province who received medals at their Boards’

regional competition. Ontario Skills also supports Pathways planning with exhibits from

colleges, trades, OYAP and the workplace. As part of the events at RIM, the Student

Success team facilitated 10 busloads of HCDSB students to go and observe the

competitions and to immerse themselves in the Pathways information presented

throughout RIM Park. All in all, approximately 500 HCDSB students experienced

Ontario Skills in varied forms.

 

HCDSB students returned from Ontario Skills with 4 medals — 3 Silver (Secondary) and

1 Bronze (Elementary). Congratulations to all of our student competitors and a special

thank you to the staff who dedicated their time, effort and mentorship to our teams.

 

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Dual Credit students at Bishop Reding all wired up and ready to flow!

Bishop Reding students in the Electrical OYAP Dual Credit partnership with Sheridan College helped outfit the electrical needs of a home being built by the Habitat for Humanity Home Build in Milton in early November. Students who learned their craft were able to make a difference to the growth of home building that surrounds the community.

See the students in action below!

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Halton Catholic’s Finest Compete at …

2014 Halton Skills Poster

 

The Halton Skills Competition 2015!

 

When

The Halton Skills Competition will be held April 9, 2015 at Craig Kielburger Secondary School in Milton. The Skills Competition is an event where students from Grade 4 – 12 from the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic School Board demonstrate their technical skills in a friendly but competitive environment.

Testimonials

It was an amazing experience. I was able to showcase my skills, and develop further understandings of my craft.

-Mike (Photography Student)

Events

Some of the events include Automotive, Machining, Cabinetmaking, Baking, Graphic Design, Video Production, Digital Photography, Robotics, Construction etc

Visit http://www.haltonskills.com for more information.

 

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Celebrating Women at the 10th Annual Women as Career Coaches

On March 27, 2014, female students and staff members from Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School attended the 10th annual Women as Career Coaches, hosted by the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC).
The event served as an opportunity to celebrate women who are role models to female youth, and to inspire all women to follow their dreams through their career paths. As part of the evening, attendees were able to interact with women in diverse roles and listen to their inspirational stories. In addition, speakers and mentors provided young women with information involving the link between industry, education and community involvement.

Staff members and mentors; Rita Langill and Anne Putica, as well as the 34 Bishop Reding students were inspired by the female representatives and numerous career pathways highlighted at the event.
Speakers during the night included a welder/fitter technologist, a hair salon owner, an anthropologist studying gibbons in Thailand, and Maria Nestoras; winner of Canada’s Handyman Challenge! The evening was capped off by an appearance by Becky Kellar; four time Olympic gold medalist with the Canadian women’s hockey team, complete with all of her medals.

The Women as Career Coaches event was thoroughly enjoyed by all students and staff members representing the Halton Catholic District School Board. The overarching lesson of the night left a lasting impression, and consisted of the idea that following your passions will lead to greater opportunity. Thank you to the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) and our liaison; Joan Powell for organizing this amazing event!​​​​​​​

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Secondary Female Students `Trying on the Trades`

Secondary female students in the Halton public and the Halton Catholic District School Board have the opportunity to explore the many programs available in the skilled trades, as part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).

The following video, Trying on the Trades, highlights the experiential learning programs in Halton, and the benefits of working towards a career in technology and the trades. In addition, the video showcases some of our students in the Horticulture and Landscaping, Non-Traditional Technology, Transportation Technology, and Manufacturing programs from Notre Dame and Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary Schools.

Thank you to the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC), as well as our staff and secondary students for bridging the gap between classroom learning and workplace opportunities! For more information on the OYAP programs available in Halton, please visit: www.haltonpathways.ca