Due to the popularity of some contests at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), Skills Canada – Ontario holds Qualifying Competitions to ensure that the most prepared and talented students ultimately compete at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition.
The 2014 Qualifying Competition will be held Saturday April 12, 2014.
What is a Qualifying Competition?
In order to compete at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in any one of the secondary level contests listed below, competitors must first qualify at the Qualifying Competition. The competition can be intense as students from multiple school boards compete against each other and provincial standards. Only the top competitors advance* in the contests listed below. * Please see Competition Information Package for Qualifying advancement.
To view Qualifying contest scopes, please click
on the contest name above, as they become available.
For examples of past scopes click here.
What is involved in the contest?
The projects that competitors must complete at the Qualifying Contests take a full day and test similar skills to the projects at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. The scopes, projects, judging criteria and score sheets for each contest are created by Qualifying Technical Committees consisting of one representative from each host college and the corresponding OTSC contest Technical Committee Chair. The criteria and standards created by the Qualifying Technical Committees are used at all Qualifying Competition locations to maintain consistency across the province.
How should I prepare for my Qualifying Competition?
• Ensure that you are registered. Competitors’ spaces are reserved at the school board level.
• Review the Scope (a document that provides all the details on each contest). Scopes become available in January and are subject to change up to one month before the competition date. You can access the scope by clicking on the name of the contest listed above.
• Ensure that you pack all necessary safety equipment and tools.
• REMINDER! The job interview is not included at the Qualifying Competitions. IT WILL STILL BE INCLUDED AT THE ONTARIO TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS COMPETITION. Students who qualify to move onto the OTSC must be prepared to go through the job interview process as outlined in the corresponding OTSC contest scope.
Where are the competitions held?
Qualifying Competitions are hosted by seven community colleges across the province (listed below) Click on the name of the college to access a location - specific information package. The packages provide directions, maps, information on meals, agendas, accommodations and advancement (click on the Qualifying location below to view details).
Where will I be competing?
Locations are assigned based on schools boards. Please click here to access a list of all school boards and corresponding location of the Qualifying Competition.
Where can I get more information?
Please read the Competition Information Package for complete details about the rules for the Qualifying Competition including maximum allowable number of participants from each board, eligibility for advancement to the OTSC, reservation/registration and payment.
If you require any additional information please contact Maggie Moniz, Director of Competitions at 519.749.9899 ext. 224 or by email at email@example.com.