St. Francis Xavier High School student Matthew Boettcher won gold in the Skills Ontario provincial competition in cabinetmaking. The competition garnered him a spot on Team Ontario at the nationals held in Moncton, New Brunswick. The cabinetmaking competition featured a very complex cabinet with a variety of joinery and surface treatments that had to be completed in two days. While Matthew did not receive a medal at the nationals, he did extremely well in a tough competition field. The educational experience competing at the Skills Nationals is second to none. The competitors work with and make connections with top industry professionals from around the country.
Matthew will be graduating from St. Francis Xavier this year, and will be starting the Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Program at Algonquin College this fall. A program aimed at students who are interested in the preservation, renovation, and restoration of historical architecture in Canada.
Congratulations Matthew! The OCSB is very proud of such a hard-working and dedicated student.