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SLC Esthetician student wins gold at nationals

St. Lawrence College is thrilled to announce that Esthetician student Anne Matiowsky, from Kingston, ON, won the gold medal at the National Skills Competition in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 6 and 7.

Anne competed with seven other students from across Canada. They competed in the following services: advanced facial with ultrasonic, manicure with nail art, evening and fantasy make up with an Abu Dhabi theme, and body treatment with a Swedish massage.

“When I realized I was the gold winner, it was an amazing feeling, and surreal. I am so proud of what I’ve accomplished in the past couple of months; I would not have been able to do it without the instructors at SLC who have trained me. This proves how exceptional the program is at St. Lawrence College.”

Anne’s gold medal win is the latest in a long streak of wins at provincial and national skills competitions for students in the SLC Esthetician program. This year was a qualifying year to the World Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi, where Anne will be competing in October 2017.

At St. Lawrence College you can earn your Ontario College Diploma in the Esthetician program in a condensed 40 weeks. We’re one of the only colleges in Canada to offer this condensed program format that gets you into the career of your dreams. Our in-house training salon, Dynamic Designs, provides opportunities to practice your skills with clients from the community. In addition to practical skills training and experience, the program includes extensive coverage of business and service knowledge. This includes codes of conduct, business management, customer service, sales training, and professionalism. For more information visit


About St. Lawrence College With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 80,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

Media Contact:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291 Cell: 613-329-2451