In-School Presentations

Ensuring that young people across Ontario understand that careers in skilled trades make a great first-choice career option is all in a day’s work for our liaison team! For over 15 years, we have been delivering our “Skills Work!® What’s Out There?” presentation to educate students on the hundreds of career opportunities available in the construction, motive power, service, industrial and technology sectors.

The largest outreach program in our lineup, the program reaches over 125,000 elementary and secondary students per year. The 45-minute presentation is updated annually and is available in both English and French.

In addition, we facilitate a “Skills Work!® What’s Out There?” presentation geared toward Aboriginal students and under-employed adults living in Ontario. Presented in schools and friendship centres, the presentation includes a hands-on activity as well as information that is culturally relevant to Aboriginal communities.

With satellite offices all over Ontario, our Liaison Officers travel the province to encourage students to make informed decisions about their future. Using an interactive, multimedia presentation, the program focuses on helping students find their passion.

During the presentation, students and teachers have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the benefits of careers in the skilled trades and technologies
  • Take a visual tour of the skilled trades and technologies that interest them: with topics such as median salary, description of the role, what qualities a worker should have and educational requirements, students are encouraged to look for a career that fits their desired lifestyle, personality and interests
  • Learn about the steps to apprenticeship, as well as other pathways to a career in the skilled trades
  • Find out how to acquire skills and experience
  • Understand the importance of employability skills in the workplace and how these skills can easily make or break a job opportunity
  • Access further resources and determine how to get started on a path that is right for them

Supported by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and many community colleges, Skills Canada – Ontario’s presentation program is the perfect complement for all career exploration or development courses.

If you would like to arrange for a Liaison Officer to bring our presentation to your school, please send an email to Schools must be affiliated to receive this benefit.


To book a presentation or find out more, please contact