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2018 Skills Ontario Competition by the numbers

Press Releases

Skills Ontario Summer Camps develop skills, career awareness in youthreleased on June 26, 2018

Skills Ontario recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Dayreleased on June 21, 2018

Results of the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition, released on May 14, 2018

Skills Ontario and Magna International Grow Partnership For Skill Development Programs, released on May 2, 2018

Skills Ontario Competition to showcase student talent, released on April 30, 2018

Skills Ontario and partners support skill development and mentorship for Indigenous students at First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference, released on April 30, 2018

Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conferences set for May 7-8, released on April 24, 2018

Heads of Technology (HOT), Skills Ontario and OACETT partner on online course for technology careers, released on April 23, 2018

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

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