Media Kit

Press Releases

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

Skills Ontario and partners connect young women with skilled trade and technology mentors, released October 26, 2016

Skills Ontario hosts the 27th annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition, released April 29, 2016

Hy-Mark offering employment to two OTSC winnersreleased April 28, 2016

Skills Ontario and Magna International Partner for 2016 OTSCreleased March 21, 2016

Ontario Technological Skills Competition to move to Toronto in 2017, released May 5, 2015


Recent Media Coverage Highlights

Hamilton high school students battle it out at Skills Competition,, 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,, 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,, March 7, 2017

Survey wants inside look at skilled trades, Auto Service World, March 7, 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,, February 23, 2017

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

Exploring possibilities, CTV, February 15, 2017

Seven stories to start your day,, 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,, 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,, 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,, February 1, 2017

Cardboard boat races,, February 1, 2017

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

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

College Faculty member honoured by Skills Ontario, Exchange Magazine, December 16, 2016

WCSS students combine learning and fun at Cardboard Boat Races, Ottawa Community News, December 12, 2016

Wawa Students Claim Medals at Regional Cardboard Boat Race Competitions, Ontario News North, December 6, 2016

Skills Ontario brings a boatload of fun to students in Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Online, December 3, 2016

Full steam ahead, Sault Star, December 2, 2016

Skilled trades workshop held at Fanshawe College,, November 29, 2016

Skills Ontario event in Guelph aimed at bringing more women into trades, Guelph Mercury Tribune, November 24, 2016  

Skills Ontario hosts young women students interested in the trades as a career, The Saugeen Times, November 10, 2016

Career Exploration Event in Port Elgin, Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, November 8, 2016

Skilled trades workshop in Port Elgin, Shoreline Beacon, November 3, 2016

Trades not just for the boys, Niagara This Week, November 2, 2016

Technology not just for men, Welland Tribune, October 27, 2016

Comedian Rick Mercer hijacks Waterloo cardboard boat races, The Waterloo Region Record, March 4, 2015


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Other Resources

2016 Report to the Community  
2015 Report to the Community  
Skills Ontario Timeline  
1997-2016 OTSC: Celebrating 19 years in Kitchener-Waterloo   

Media Contact

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