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Press Releases

The Skills Ontario Board of Directors announces Gail Smyth’s retirement as Executive Director, released on August 15, 2017

Skills Ontario, the Carole and George Fletcher Foundation, and the Kiani Foundation collaborate on engineering technology education award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students in Ontario, released on June 21, 2017

Team Ontario brings back 37 medals from 2017 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, released on June 7, 2017

Exploring the trades and technologies with Skills Ontario Summer Camps!released on May 10, 2017

Results of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, released on May 5, 2017

RECORD BROKEN FOR THE ‘Most people hammering a nail simultaneously‘ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titlereleased on May 2, 2017

Skills Ontario presents the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competitionreleased on April 24, 2017

Skills Ontario presents the Skills Ontario First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conferencereleased on April 24, 2017

Skills Ontario Presents the Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conferencesreleased on April 24, 2017

ATTEMPTING THE ‘Most people hammering a nail simultaneously‘ GUINNESS WORLD
RECORDS™ titlereleased on April 20, 2017

On the road to the Skills Ontario Competitionreleased March 24, 2017

Skills Ontario and Magna International Partner On Skill Development Programsreleased February 23, 2017

Students showcase skills and teamwork at Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships, released February 23, 2017 

Recent Media Coverage Highlights

Sprinkler apprentice wins top spot in international competition, Daily Commercial News, September 1, 2017

Gail Smyth retires as Skills Ontario’s executive director, Electribal Business Magazine, August 16, 2017

CBC covers Skills Ontario camp at Conestoga, Conestoga College, August 9, 2017

Francophone youth take part in Skills Ontario summer camp, Sudbury.com, August 8, 2017

Skills Ontario Summer Camp, snapd Quinte, July 31, 2017

Boréal summer camp helps young francophones sharpen their skills, Collège Boréal, July 31, 2017

Skills Ontario Summer Camp - All Boys', snapd Guelph, July 31, 2017

Generous tool donation to Saugeen District Secondary School, Shoreline Beacon, July 26, 2017

Showing their skills at camp in Guelph, Guelph Mercury, July 25, 2017

Former Clinton student wins gold at Skills Ontario, Canada competitions, Wingham Advance Times, July 25, 2017

Skilled trades summer camp: girls try welding, woodworking and more, CBC, July 24, 2017

Skills Ontario Summer Camp helps kids learn about trades, Belleville News, July 20, 2017

Loyalist College and Skills Ontario host skills summer camp, Loyalist College, July 17, 2017

Youngsters at Loyalist learning the trades, Quinte News, July 17, 2017

Skills Camp For Youth, Magic 99.9, July 10, 2017

Showing off their skills, Sudbury Star, July 7, 2017

#SkillingIt at the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Trades Today, July 3, 2017

OCOT presents first annual chair’s award winners, Daily Commercial News, June 27, 2017

Hearst native wins silver at Skills Canada competition, Kapuskasing Times, June 27, 2017

Construction class gets new hardware, Bluewater District School Board, June 17, 2017

Bluevale Native Wins Gold At Ontario Skills Competition, Blackburn News, June 17, 2017

St. Clair Office Administration Student Brings Home the Hardware, St. Clair College, June 15, 2017

Huntsville High School gets $20K cash infusion from welding association, Muskoka Region, June 13, 2017

College announces winners of inaugural Chair’s Award of Excellence, Ontario College of Trades, June 9, 2017

Cambrian College grad wins silver at Skills Canada competition, Cambrian College, June 9, 2017

Barrie students compete in Skills Canada competition, Simcoe.com, June 9, 2017

Port High student wins bronze at national competitionWelland Tribune, June 8, 2017

Conestoga graduate wins Skills Canada medal, Exchange Magazine, June 8, 2017

Simcoe County students win big at Skills CompetitionI, Bayshore Broadcasting, June 8, 2017

Daniel van Veen, Sheridan Apprentice Medals at Skills Canada, Oakville News, June 8, 2017

Humber's got national skills, Humber Today, June 8, 2017

SCDSB students shine at national skills competition, Simcoe County District School Board, June 8, 2017

SCNC Opens doors to promote skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth, Collision Repair Mag, June 7, 2017

CWDHS student wins gold at Skills Canada competition, Upper Grand District School Board, June 7, 2017

Gold medal win continues nine-year streak for SLC, St. Lawrence College, June 7, 2017

Sheridan Apprentice Medals at Skills Canada 2017, Sheridan College, June 7, 2017

Algonquin strikes gold at Skills Canada, Algonquin College, June 6, 2017

Fanshawe brings home gold, silver and bronze from Skills Canada, Fanshawe College, June 6, 2017

Conestoga graduate wins Skills Canada medal, Conestoga College, June 6, 2017

White Pines Student Places 3rd in Canada, Sault Online, June 6, 2017

Canadian Youth Excel at Skilled Trade and Technology Competition: 43 New National Champions Crowned in Winnipeg, Canadian News Wire, June 6, 2017

Gold, silver for locals at Skills Canada, Owen Sound Sun Times, June 6, 2017

TDSB Students Win 4 Gold and 2 Silver Medals at the Skills Canada National Competitions, Toronto District School Board, June 5, 2017

Skills Ontario Competition, snapd Etobicoke, June 3, 2017

Skills Ontario Breaks Guinness World Record, snapd Hamilton, June 3, 2017

Students recognized for skills in tech and trades, CTV News Winnipeg, June 3, 2017

Skills Canada National Competition in Full Swing in Winnipeg, CNW, June 2, 2017

Peterborough St. Peter Secondary School construction team places fourth at Skills Ontario Competition, Peterborough Examiner, June 2, 2017

College professor sharing passion for skilled trades, The Welland Tribune, May 30, 2017

Awards presentation recognizes skilled trades students, Exchange Magazine, May 30, 2017

Awards presentation recognizes skilled trades students, Conestoga College, May 29, 2017

Economy needs skilled trades, Cambridge Times, May 25, 2017

Centennial carpenters top provincial ranks, Niagara This Week, May 24, 2017

Celebrating local student achievements, My Stratford Now, May 23, 2017

Niagara College students on podium at annual Skills Ontario competition, Erie Media, May 21, 2017

The bricks and mortar of skilled trades, Brant News, May 19, 2017

Wellington Skills Ontario teams take provincial gold medals, The Wellington Advertiser, May 19, 2017

Students deserve congratulations, Belleville Intelligencer, May 19, 2017

NEWS FROM THE OLD FILES — Week of May 21-27, 2017, Mount Forest Confederate, May 19, 2017

Silver for ASES students at skills competition, The Times Minden, May 18, 2017

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli congratulates Canadore College students at Queen's Park, My North Bay Now, May 18, 2017

Demonstrating Excellence in the Skilled Trades, Bradford Times, May 17, 2017

Opinion: Incredible skills on display from students participating in Skills Ontario competition, Kitchener Post, May 17, 2017

Parry Sound High School students bring home culinary hardware, Parry Sound North Star, May 17, 2017

Bachelor of Information Technology Student Wins Gold at Ontario Skills Competition, Carleton Newsroom, May 17, 2017

Niagara College students on podium at annual Skills Ontario competition, Niagara College, May 17, 2017

Sudbury letter: Cambrian impresses, Sudbury Star, May 16, 2017

Cambrian students bring home hardware at Skills Ontario Competition, Sudbury.com, May 16, 2017

Congratulations, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, May 15, 2017

Students compete at Skills Ontario Competition, Conestoga College News, May 15, 2017 

Lydia Rodgers pan-sears her way past the competition, Soo Today, May 14, 2017

Wellington Heights students win gold at Skills Ontario competition, Mount Forest Confederate, May 12, 2017

Student Cooks Up Bronze Medal in Ontario Skills Competition, Sault Online, May 11, 2017

EDSS students bring home medals from 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Observer Xtra, May 11, 2017

Canada's largest hands-on construction trades career exhibition coming to Ottawa, Rock to Road, May 10, 2017

Port High skills students clean up, Niagara This Week, May 10, 2017

Union Gas Promotes Trades to Indigenous Youth Through $20,000 Grant, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines, May 9, 2017

Local students' skills shine at Skills Ontario Competition, Mississauga News, May 9, 2017

St. Clair students bring home ten medals from Skills Ontario, Windsorite, May 9, 2017

Local students put skills on display, Kingston Whig, May 9, 2017

Skills GIS Competitions 2017: Challenging students to think critically, Esri Canada, May 9, 2017

UGDSB students bring home medals from Skills Ontario elementary and secondary competitions, Upper Grand District School Board News, May 9, 2017

Results released for Skills Ontario Competition, Daily Commercial News, May 9, 2017

Skills Ontario competition nets medals for Centennial, Centennial College, May 9, 2017

St. Lawrence College Esthetician and Hairstyling students win gold and silver medals, St. Lawrence College, May 9, 2017

Local students shine at Skills Ontario Competition, The Chronicle Journal, May 8, 2017

St. Clair College Students Bring Home 10 Medals, YQG Rocks, May 8, 2017

Cornwall Letters for Monday: Best and brightest, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, May 7, 2017

Two Barrie college students win at Skills Ontario competition, Simcoe.com, May 7, 2017

Cambrian College students earn gold, silver, and bronze at Skills Ontario Competition, Cambrian College News, May 5, 2017

OCNI proudly supports the Canadian Nuclear Industry at the Skills Ontario Competition with Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, OCNI Online, May 5, 2017

Local students’ skills shine at Skills Ontario Competition, Huntsville Forester, May 5, 2017

North Dundas District Secondary School student medals at Skills Ontario Competition, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, May 5, 2017

Oakville Sheridan students bring home 6 medals at Skills Ontario competition, Inside Halton, May 5, 2017

Provincial skills champ going to nationals again, Owen Sound Sun Times, May 5, 2017

Humber College wins at Skills Ontario Competition, Humber College, May 5, 2017

Skills Competition Sees St. Clair Students Bring Home the Gold and Silver and Bronze!, St. Clair College, May 4, 2017

Algonquin College Wins Gold At Ontario Tech Skills Competition, Algonquin College, May 4, 2017

Six medals for Sheridan students at Skills Ontario competition, Sheridan College, May 4, 2017

Humber strikes gold at Skills Ontario, Humber College, May 4, 2017

Results of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, MRO Magazine, May 4, 2017

Centennial College students take the gold in Ontario, CollisionRepairmag.com, May 4, 2017

Seven SCDSB students medal at Skills Ontario Competition, Barrie Today, May 4, 2017

Andrew wins gold. And gets a job, Barrie Today, May 4, 2017

Students from Canadore College dominate aviation competition at provincial competition, My North Bay, May 4, 2017

Seven SCDSB students medal at Skills Ontario Competition, Simcoe County DSB News, May 4, 2017

Skills Ontario Competition draws a crowd, Mechanical Business, May 4, 2017

Canadore students win big at Skills Ontario, North Bay Nugget, May 3, 2017

Georgian wins gold – once again – at Skills Ontario competition, Georgian College News, May 3, 2017

Vale Canada Renews Sponsorship Support for Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC), CNW, May 2, 2017

Union Gas Promotes Trades to Indigenous Youth Through $20,000 Grant for “First Nation, Métis and Inuit Initiatives” Program, CNW, May 2, 2017

Skills Ontario Presents the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Exchange Magazine, May 2, 2017

PHOTOS & VIDS: 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition, Electrical Business Magazine, May 1, 2017

How Can "Simon Says" Teach Students about the Dangers of Workplace Noise?, CNW, April 28, 2017

SCDSB students represent Simcoe County at Skills Ontario Competition, Simcoe County District School Board News, April 28, 2017

Canadore College students getting ready for provincial Skills competition, North Bay Now, April 28, 2017

St. Peter students hone carpentry skills for upcoming competition, Peterborough Examiner, April 28, 2017

Canadore Students Gearing Up for Provincial Skills Competition, Canadore College, April 27, 2017

Jeffery Robinson and Lukas Zajicek, both from North Bay, are representing Canadore at the Skills Ontario Competition, North Bay Nugget, April 27, 2017

Skills Ontario Competition, Cars and Jobs, April 27, 2017

St. Mike's Catholic Secondary duo headed to Skills Ontario Competition, Caledon Enterprise, April 26, 2017

Tata Consultancy Services and Toronto District School Board Host 18 Schools in 'goIT' App Development Finale, CNW Group, April 26, 2017

OLiV Chef prepares for Skills Ontario Culinary Competition, OLiV News, April 25, 2017

Simcoe County high schools head to skills competition, Simcoe.com, April 22, 2017

Skills Ontario announces 2017 qualifying results, Exchange Magazine, April 13, 2017

Magna invests in Skills Ontario, Canadian Metalworking Online, April 11, 2017

Skills Ontario announces 2017 qualifying results, Daily Commercial News, April 11, 2017

Skills showcase at Niagara College, Niagara This Week, April 6, 2017

Skills Ontario Qualifying Competitions results announced, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement, April 3, 2017

Students compete for Skills Ontario, Welland Tribune, April 2, 2017

Qualifying rounds get underway for Skills Ontario Competition, CKWS Kingston, April 1, 2017 

Your opportunity to support skills development, HPAC News, March 30, 2017

Two local students excel at Skills Challenge, Shoreline Beacon, March 30, 2017

King City student wins York Region fashion design challenge, YorkRegion.com, March 30, 2017

EDSS electrical students excel at Skills competition, Observer Xtra, March 30, 2017

Grey-Bruce students advance in skills events, Wiarton Echo, March 29, 2017

NAEC Vikings Golden Performance at LDSB Skills, Frontenac News, March 29, 2017

Grey-Bruce students advance in skills events, Owen Sound Sun Times, March 29, 2017

International World Skills Championship coming up, Radio Canada International, March 28, 2017

Canada’s WorldSkills youth prepare to take on the world’s best, Canadian Manufacturing, March 28, 2017

Canada's Top Talent Set to Compete at World's Biggest Skills Event in Abu Dhabi, Canada News Wire, March 28, 2017

On the road to the Skills Ontario Competition, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement, March 27, 2017

Hamilton high school students battle it out at Skills Competition, HamiltonNews.com, March 26, 2017

Skills challenge in Owen Sound, Owen Sound Sun Times, March 24, 2017 

HRAI seeks volunteers and donors for Skills Ontario Competition, Mechanical Business, March 23, 2017

Featured photos: HWDSB Skills Competition, The Hamilton Spectator, March 23, 2017

Why we're super proud of these local students, Timmins Today, March 23, 2017

Cardinal Newman posts Top-10 finish at Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races, HamiltonNews.com, March 20, 2017

Connecting women with trade secrets to success, Durham Region, March 15, 2017

Skills competition season kicks off in Toronto, Collision Repairmag, March 15, 2017

Baking contest starts from scratch, Sault Star, March 10, 2017

Photos From The Provincial Cardboard Boat Championships 2017, Puslinch Today, March 10, 2017

Witmer promotes new WSIB safety initiatives at COCA AGM, Daily Commercial News, March 9, 2017

Lego skills the building block of success for local elementary students at competition, Observer Xtra, March 9, 2017

Magna invests in Skills Ontario initiatives, HPAC News, March 8, 2017

Huntsville High School students sweep board-welding competition, MuskokaRegion.com, March 7, 2017

Survey wants inside look at skilled trades, Auto Service World, March 7, 2017

Computer Networking Skills Competition, St. Clair College, March 6, 2017

Cardboard Boat Race Gold, Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, March 5, 2017

Skills Ontario gets funding boost from Magna International, Daily Commercial News, March 3, 2017

70 students take part in Skills Canada contest, Simcoe Reformer, March 2, 2017

Students from across Eastern Ontario showcase skills in Cornwall competition, Standard Freeholder, February 28, 2017

Skills Ontario and Magna International Partner On Skill Development Programs, Exchange Magazine, February 28, 2017

Magna invests $100K to help expand Skills Ontario competition, Manufacturing Automation, February 24, 2017

Skills Ontario Boat Race and Video Challenge A Success!, Halton Catholic District School Board, February 23, 2017

Magna International invests in Skills Ontario, Mechanical Business, February 23, 2017

Skills Ontario Competition Scheduled for May 1-3, 2017, Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement, February 23, 2017

Skills Ontario and Magna International partner on skill development programs, Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement, February 23, 2017

Magna International partners with Skills Ontario Competition, CollisionRepairmag.com, February 23, 2017

'Enlightening experience': Skills Ontario reaches out to Aboriginal youth, Sudbury.com, February 21, 2017 

Exploring possibilities, CTV, February 15, 2017

Seven stories to start your day, Sudbury.com, February 15, 2017

Niagara student chef earns bronze at international competition, Niagara Falls Review, February 15, 2017

Local students paddle for gold in cardboard boats, Puslinch Today, February 14, 2017

Here's what you can look forward to from Sudbury.com, Sudbury.com, February 13, 2017

NC student wins bronze for Canada in Young Chef Olympiad, Niagara College News, February 11, 2017

Niagara culinary student wins bronze for Canada at Young Chef Olympiad, Erie Media, February 7, 2017

This cardboard boat can carry 595 pounds worth of kid, Sudbury.com, February 7, 2017

Students from Alliance St-Joseph and Ste-Marie win gold and bronze at the regional Elementary Cardboard Boat Race competition, The Sudbury Star, February 4, 2017

A little cardboard, duct tape and lots of fun, Guelph Today, February 3, 2017

Local students paddle for gold in cardboard boats, Guelph Mercury, February 3, 2017

NGDHS intermediate students tackle cardboard boat challenge, InsideOttawaValley.com, February 1, 2017

Cardboard boat races, Intelligencer.ca, February 1, 2017

Peterborough principal Karan Leal named one of Canada's best educators, MyKawartha.com, January 31, 2017

Peterborough's Karan Leal Has Been Selected One Of Canada's Outstanding Principals, PTBOCanada.com, January 31, 2017

 

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