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Pole Position: Cambrian College Powerline Students Excel at Skills Ontario

Posted on Thursday May 25, 2023

Pictures: Cambrian College placed two teams on the podium in the Powerline category at Skills Ontario earlier this month. Winning gold were Colin Smith of Lively (top left) and Keaton Garvie of Hagersville (top right), while Liam Fowler of Erin (bottom left) and Ethan Clancy of Caledon (bottom right) claimed the bronze.

SUDBURY – Earlier this month at the Skills Ontario competition in Toronto, Cambrian College placed two teams on the podium in the Powerline Technician category. Winning gold were Colin Smith of Lively and Keaton Garvie of Hagersville, while Liam Fowler of Erin and Ethan Clancy of Caledon claimed the bronze.

"As a coach I could not support or give any guidance during the actual events,” says Andrew King, a Powerline Technician faculty member at Cambrian. “But that moment I watched the tasks unfold, I realized they ‘had this’ which made it a memory I will keep forever. This exposure and the networking that the students experienced will definitely help in creating friendships and opportunities within the industry. A sense of pride helps with the confidence to succeed."

Since 2017, Powerline Technician students have won six medals at Skills Ontario: three gold and three bronze.

To learn more about Cambrian’s Powerline Technician program, visit

Cambrian College’s Powerline Technician program students and faculty for the current May semester, in the powerline yard at Cambrian’s main campus in Sudbury.


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Who’s running this place? Students Lead Cambrian College’s June Open House

Posted on Tuesday May 23, 2023

SUDBURY – There will be a temporary change of command at Cambrian College, Saturday, June 3.

On that day, Cambrian is hosting Open House-Student Takeover, and students are in charge of the whole event.

“We want new …

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