Skills Ontario in the News

2018 Skills Ontario Competition by the numbers

Press Releases

Skills Ontario Thanks Volunteers, Presents Glenn Beatty Award at Appreciation Night
, released December 11, 2018


Skills Ontario hosts Mentoring Day for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students in Drydenreleased November 10, 2018


Students Have Two Hours to Create a Seaworthy Structure, released October 31, 2018


Skills Ontario builds education, support, and skill in trades and tech for young women, released October 18, 2018


Recent Media

Cardboard Boats Make Waves in Pool, The Chronicle Journal, November 10, 2018

Young Women's Skills Exploration Event, Bayshore Broadcasting, November 1, 2018

Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice Wins International Competition, Daily Commercial News, October 4, 2018

Filling the SKills Gap: Innovative Automation Invests in its Employees, PLANT, September 4, 2018

Owen Sound - Area Youth Try Out Skilled Trade, Owen Sound Sun Times, July 26, 2018

Provincial skills and trades camp has Indigenous focus, Gananoque Reporter, July 25, 2018

Skilled Trades are a Viable Option, The Kincardine Independent, July 23, 2018

Skills Ontario Summer Camps Develop Skills, Career Awareness in Youth, Electrical Industry Canada, July 16, 2018

Students sharpen skills at summer camp in Guelph, Guelph Mercury Tribune, July 10, 2018

Electrical solutions provider supports Skills Canada competition, MRO Magazine, July 4, 2018

Ontario College of Trades, Skills Ontario engage youth in the skilled trades, HPAC Magazine, June 25, 2018

Toromont Cat apprentice wins gold at Skills Ontario competition, Equipment Journal, June 13, 2018

DDSB students win 7 medals at Skills Ontario,, June 13, 2018

Canadore College student wins gold at National Skills Competition, Skies Magazine, June 7, 2018

City teen competing in national skilled trades competition, Sarnia Journal, May 30, 2018

Parry Sound High School students showcase their kitchen skills, Parry Sound North Star, May 28, 2018

29th annual Skills Ontario Competition showcases student talent, Electrical Business, May 28, 2018

A career in the skilled trades -- it’s not what it used to be, Beacon Herald, May 24, 2018

Athens teen nails skills competition, Brockville Recorder, May 22, 2018

Barrie North student wins gold medal in Skills Ontario competition,, May 21, 2018

Halton students excel at Skills Ontario competition, Inside Halton, May 18, 2018

Fanshawe students win at Skills Ontario Competition, CTV News Windsor, May 11, 2018

Skills Ontario Competition to showcase student talent, Collision Repair Mag, May 3, 2018

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

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Other Resources

2018 Skills Ontario Competition Guide
2017 Skills Ontario Competition Guide

2016 Skills Ontario Competition Guide

2016-17 Impact Report
2016 Report to the Community

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