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Fanshawe student wins bronze at Ontario Technological Skills Competition
Woodstock takes 4th top-3 rank thanks to student Luke Olbach's bronze win.
Fanshawe College student Luke Olbach from the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Program at the Oxford County Campus won bronze at this year’s Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC). This marked the 4th consecutive year that students from the HRAC program have placed in the top 3 finishing positions.
Luke, along with fellow student Trevor Renkema, competed in the Post-Secondary Heating Systems Technician competition held on March 23, 2012. The competition provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate, through practical and theoretical application, their skills and task knowledge of the industry. Students are assessed in areas such as the application of health and safety regulations, industry Codes, equipment operation, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of fuel-based heating equipment.
This year, the competition was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre as part of Canada's national trade show for the heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, plumbing, and ventilation industries (CMX-CIPHEX). The show attracted over 14,000 registrants from Canada, the U.S. and other countries with 500 exhibitors taking part. All students from Woodstock’s HRAC program were in attendance to support Luke and Trevor while having an opportunity to spend the day viewing the latest equipment trends and speaking directly with HRAC industry experts and manufacturers.