About Us

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Who we are

We are leaders in preparing Ontario’s youth for the highly-skilled economy of tomorrow. We partner with school boards, colleges, small business, large companies, labour groups, and governments to provide opportunities for youth to explore and develop skills for successful careers in the skilled trades and technologies. With 28 years of experience, Skills Ontario is a province-wide charitable non-profit with a grassroots connection into the many communities we serve. Our programs represent a long-term investment in the lives of all Ontarians.

What we do

Skills Ontario is building Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce.  We enable and empower all youth, including women and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth, to consider a career in the skilled trades and technologies. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, volunteers, employers and mentors ensure our programs connect education, experience, and employment. We deliver in-school presentations across Ontario, host Canada’s largest skills competition, run summer camps for skills development and connect students to employers. We are focused on growth sectors such as construction and infrastructure, technology innovation, and hospitality services.