Media Kit

2018 Skills Ontario Competition Media Toolkit

Press Releases

Skills Ontario and partners build momentum for young women in trades and tech, released on March 8, 2018

Students showcase skills and teamwork at Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Race Championships, released on February 28, 2018 

Skills Ontario names new CEO, released on January 12, 2018

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

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


Recent Media Coverage Highlights

Address the skills gap by designing the training opportunity from scratch, MRO Magazine, April 9, 2018

Skills Ontario qualifier testing students’ abilities, St Catharines Standard, April 8, 2018

Students’ skills on display, The Kingston Whig, April 8, 2018

Changing the perception of women in trades, Bay Today, April 6, 2018

Apprentices Across the Province Prepare for Skills Ontario 2018, IBEW Construction Council of Ontario, March 15, 2018

LEGO Legacy: Thornhill students advance to provincial competition, York Region, March 15, 2018

Skills Ontario building momentum for young women in trades, Collision Repair Mag, March 13, 2018

Skills Ontario welding competition coming next week, SOOToday, March 2, 2018

MacGyver would be proud, Belleville Intelligencer, January 31, 2018

Cardboard boat races highlight skilled trades, Quinte News, January 31, 2018

Students race on boards made of cardboard, CTV Kitchener, January 30, 2018

Skills Ontario cardboard boat competition coming to Espanola, CBC News Sudbury, January 30, 2018

Female students from Guelph and Waterloo regions learn tricks of the trades, Global News, November 22, 2017

Female students learn about skilled trades, CTV News Kitchener, November 22

GCC Hosting Women In Skilled Trades Luncheon, The Fountain Pen, November 13, 2017

Trailblazer and Advocate for Women in the Skilled Trades to Address 'Inspirational Women' Luncheon, Exchange Magazine, November 17, 2017

Female students in Simcoe County learn about opportunities in skilled trades,, November 12, 2017

Tapping into girl power for skilled trades, Barrie Today, November 8, 2017

Sink or swim? Cardboard boat building exercise a crash course in multiple skills for students, The Dryden Observer, November 1, 2017

The future of trades in a changing world, CBC Radio, September 24, 2017

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,, August 8, 2017

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Other Resources

2017 Skills Ontario Competition Guide
2016 Skills Ontario Competition Guide

2016-17 Impact Report
2016 Report to the Community

Skills Ontario Timeline  

Media Contact

Anne Ramsay
Manager of Communications, Skills Ontario
519-749-9899 x 230 |