DC students successfully represent Ontario at Skills Canada National Competition

Durham College (DC) is proud to announce the success of two second-year Horticulture Technician program students at this year’s Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC). The event, held in Moncton, N.B. from June 5 to 8 saw Jamie Marangon and Zachary Slaughter finish fourth in the Landscape Gardening category.

Both Marangon and Slaughter qualified to participate in the SCNC in May when they won gold in the Horticulture and Landscape category at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, held from May 2 to 4 in Waterloo.

“I don’t have the words to express how proud I am of Zac and James’ achievements or how professionally they represented Durham College and Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition,” said Shane Jones, a professor with the Horticulture Technician program who also coached the students for both the national and provincial competitions.

As the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country, the SCNC sees more than 500 young people from across Canada participate in more than 40 skilled trade and technology competitions, providing an opportunity for them to gain hands-on work experience related to careers in both skilled trades and technology.