OCTE awards bursary helps students to pursue their post secondary careers

The OCTE award for Excellence in Teaching comes with a $500 bursary. The bursary is intended for a student (as selected by the winner), who is pursuing post secondary education/career in technology. This year’s winners Rick Jarvie of Georgetown District High School has chosen Rachel Baron and Kathleen vonEuw from St. Michael CSS in the HPCDSB has chosen Danica Guzvinec.

Rachel is pursuing an Auto Service Technician career. She plans on attending Conestoga or Centennial College in the near future once her first level of apprenticeship training comes into effect. While at Georgetown High School she completed the Concentrated Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) for Transportation. She not only obtained top marks in the class, but her demonstrated technical skills impressed her co-op placement. They have hired her. It is always gratifying to see someone succeed and know you have assisted in that achievement..

Danica, who is a hard

working and dedicated student,will be

building upon her gold medal performance at this year’s Skills Ontario

competition (Gold in Aesthetics). She will be attending the Canadian Beauty

College in Toronto this coming September. OCTE would like to

extend our congratulations and wish Rachel and Danica well as they pursue their


Rick Jarvie presents the OCTE bursary to Rachel Baron

Kathleen vonEuw and Danica Guzvinec