Georgian College Golden Again

Six medals the school collected from the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto

Georgian College students came home with a gold, three silvers and two bronze from the Skills Ontario Competition.

Mechanical Engineering Technology student Mark Reckzin

Mark Reckzin brought home the gold in the Mechanical Engineering CAD category. He now moves on to compete in the Skills Canada National competition to be held in Halifax on May 28 and 29.

Reckzin is finishing his last semester in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the Barrie Campus and will formally graduate at convocation ceremonies in October. He plans to continue his studies, completing his degree in mechanical engineering and eventually acquire his P.Eng.

“I’m very excited for nationals in Halifax. I’m honoured to be able to compete for Skills Ontario and can’t wait to visit the area.”

Mark Recksin
Shawn Hejno (far right) and Austin Brown (far left)

Georgian also scored medals for the first time in the Outdoor Powered Equipment category with Shawn Hejno winning silver and Austin Brown winning bronze. Both study at the Robbert Hartog Midland Campus with Hejno in the Marine Engine Mechanic program and Brown in the Small Engine Mechanic program.

Amélie Whissel (left) with her silver medal in the hairstyling category. She’s pictured with her program co-ordinator and coach Davina Hooper.

Georgian also won silver medals in the Hairstyling category and CNC Machining.

Hairstyling student Amélie Whissel is in her final semester at the Barrie Campus. The 19-year-old from Gatineau, Quebec initially wanted to specialize in custom upstyles when she graduates but her co-ordinator Davinia Hooper thinks her views may be a little broader now with the big win.

Tavish McGill with his silver medal in CNC Machining

Tavish McGill’s silver medal CNC Machining added to the college’s record book of historic wins in this category.

Georgian has medalled several times previously at both the provincial and national level.

Three of Georgian’s medals were in events the college competed in for the first time.