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Thank you Stacey

Apr 19 2018

Skills Ontario has nearly 200 volunteer mentors across the province, and each volunteer brings a vital voice to the advancement of young women entering skilled trades and technology careers.


Thank you Cameron

Apr 18 2018

Cameron McLean started volunteering with Skills Ontario as an Event Marshal for the Skills Ontario Competition last year – where he “was a real trooper,” adds Maresa MacAskill, our Director of Competitions. Cameron continued volunteering over the summer as a workshop leader at the Skills Ontario Summer Camp at Loyalist College.


Thank you Shane & Carlijn

Apr 17 2018

Shane and Carlijn Kennedy are dedicated volunteers who use their own vacation time to help with the set up and tear down of the Skills Ontario Competition for the last several years.



Students advance to the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition

Apr 12 2018

Held at seven colleges across the province, qualifying competitions ensure that the most prepared and talented students ultimately compete at the Skills Ontario Competition. Competitions were held for four of the most popular contests at the secondary-school level: 2D Character Animation, Carpentry Individual, Culinary Arts, and Welding.



Sponsor Feature: Opportunities at Loyalist College

Mar 21 2018

Loyalist College is Ontario’s destination College, known as a deliberate choice of students and community for quality programs, student engagement and applied research, enabled by a creative, innovative and supportive organizational and learning culture. Our more than 65 full-time programs and apprenticeships take students through a fully experiential learning environment with community engagement and hands-on opportunities to drive students to their personal career destination.



Winners crowned at Cardboard Boat Race Championships

Mar 9 2018

Skills Ontario’s Cardboard Boat Race Championships saw 57 teams face off over the span of two days at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Sponsored by 3M and Cascades, Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races connect education, hands-on experience, and employability skills.