Technological Education



Niagara Catholic Technological Skills Competition 2016


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NCDSB Skills

Congratulations to our Ontario Technological Skills Competition 2016 Provincial Medalists

Skills Canada

The Skills Canada National Competition took place on June 6th to June 8th, 2016 at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick.  This event is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country.  Niagara Catholic is extremely proud to announce our national medalists:


-      Alex DiPaola, Grade 12, Notre Dame College School- GOLD in Mechanical CADD


-      Justin Schulz, Grade 12, Lakeshore Catholic High School- BRONZE in Carpentry


-      Yaman Abouibaid, Grade 11, Denis Morris Catholic High School- BRONZE in Website Design

Skills Ontario

 Student Name




Alex DiPaola

Notre Dame

Mechanical CADD

Gold- advance to Skills Canada Competition

Justin Schulz

Lakeshore Catholic

Individual Carpentry

Gold- advance to Skills Canada Competition

Cara Lozano

Blessed Trinity

Landscape Design


Quentin Petkovich

Saint Paul

Culinary Arts


Nicholas Ierfino

Saint Michael



Yaman Abouibaid

Denis Morris

Website Development


Patrick Raymond/Jason Doucette – Team of 2

Saint Michael

3D Animation


Hunter Leyenhorst

Blessed Trinity

TV & Video Production




Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School Denis Morris Catholic High School Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Lakeshore Catholic High School Notre Dame College School St. Francis Catholic Secondary School Saint Michael Catholic High School Saint Paul Catholic High School

The competition will see local field professionals and experts as judges who will advance the winners to the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in May 2016.  Gold medal winners will represent the province at the Skills Canada National Competition.


This year’s event will feature the main competition on Wednesday, March 9th and the awards ceremony, guest speakers and celebration banquet on Thursday, March 10th.


The NCDSB competition would not be a success without the support of local community businesses and organizations.


We are proud to partner with:  Scotiabank Convention Centre, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara College, Job Gym Niagara, Business Education Council, Home Depot, Fonthill Building Supply, Niagara Food Festival, Young’s Automotive, Linde Canada, DeWalt Tools, Ontario Construction Careers Alliance, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 303, Canadian Piping Trades Local 67, Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and numerous others who contribute their time and resources to benefit our students.


The Technological Skills Competition is open to students, parent and the public.  Come out and see the next generation of skilled trades in action!

The competition features over 300 students from across Niagara Catholic’s eight secondary schools who will compete in categories that include:


  • character animation
  • aesthetics
  • architectural technology and design
  • auto service
  • baking (competition off site)
  • cabinet making
  • individual and team carpentry
  • culinary arts (competition off site)
  • electrical installation
  • electronics
  • graphic design
  • hairstyling
  • horticulture and landscape
  • photography
  • plumbing
  • precision machining
  • robotics
  • TV and video production
  • website development
  • welding

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