Media Kit

Press Releases

Skills Ontario announces winners advancing to championship round of its province-wide Paper Glider Competitionreleased January 21, 2021

Skills Ontario presents Glenn Beatty Award to Elizabeth Stacey, commemorates volunteerism and dedication,
released December 18, 2020

Skills Ontario welcomes newly appointed board directors, 
recognizes and thanks departing members, released December 17, 2020

Skills Ontario presents budget recommendations to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, recognizes government’s leadership and support, released December 1, 2020

Skills Ontario launches #SkillsToolsChallenge, asks Ontarians what their dream jobs are
, released November 16, 2020

Skills Ontario supports and applauds Ontario government’s leadership regarding today’s budget announcement
, released November 5, 2020

Skills Ontario invites Ontarians to build skills in construction through #SkillsFortChallenge, November 2, 2020

Skills Ontario invites youth to celebrate Halloween through #SkillsAtHome Spooktacular, provides free virtual activities
released October 26, 2020

Skills Ontario presents budget recommendations to Government of Ontario, aims to continue to fill labour shortage and reach underrepresented groups in skilled trades, released October 19, 2020

Skills Ontario’s #SkillsAtHome series returns today, challenges Ontarians to build skills in creativity and attention to detail, released September 21, 2020

Skills Ontario’s Jennifer Green appointed as youth advisor in new committee for Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Ontario government supports and invests in Skills Ontario,
released August 27, 2020

Skills Ontario announces #SkillsCodingChallenge, continues promoting essential skills and career exploration through #SkillsAtHome series, released August 3, 2020

Skills Ontario announces #SkillsLEGOVehicleChallenge as ninth chapter of #SkillsAtHome series, promotes skilled trade and tech careers
, released July 20, 2020

Skills Ontario recognizes and celebrates World Youth Skills Day
, released July 15, 2020

Skills Ontario promotes career exploration through 
#SkillsFashionChallenge, eighth challenge of #SkillsAtHome series, released July 6, 2020

Skills Ontario receives additional $5 million in support from Government of Ontario to promote skilled trades, released June 30, 2020

Skills Ontario strengthens leadership from the private sector
released June 29, 2020

Skills Ontario encourages Ontarians to get creative with the virtual #SkillsLogoChallenge, promotes skilled trades and tech careers
, released June 22, 2020

Skills Ontario recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day, continues to provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to explore career opportunities, released June 21, 2020

Skills Ontario hosts Virtual Business Summit: Post
COVID-19 strategies—A Skills Based Recovery, released June 15, 2020

Skills Ontario offers virtual Summer Camps, encourages youth across Ontario to explore the skilled trades and technologies, released June 12, 2020

Skills Ontario challenges Ontarians to build paper towers through #SkillsAtHome series, continues to encourage skilled trade and tech career exploration, released June 10, 2020

Recent Media

Skills Ontario launches #SkillsWinterfest2020, provides youth with experiential learning opportunities over winter season, Ontario Construction News, December 8, 2020

#SkillsToolsChallenge asks participants to fill dream job toolbox, Daily Commercial News, November 18, 2020

Newmarket library partnerships ramp up online programming, Newmarket Today, November 17, 2020

Residential builders commend Ontario government for budget initiatives, Rescon, November 5, 2020

Skills Ontario launches #SkillsAtHome Spooktacular for Halloween, Daily Commercial News, October 27, 2020

Update: Winner! Local filmmaker debuts at Ontario International Film Festival, BayToday, October 25, 2020

Construction stakeholders make strong recommendations in Ontario budget submissions, Daily Commercial News, October 21, 2020

Ontario appoints new youth advisors to skilled trades effort, Collision Repair Mag, September 14, 2020

Skills Ontario’s Jennifer Green appointed as youth advisor in new committee for Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Canadian Contractor, September 3, 2020

PODCAST: Blue is the New White - Jennifer Green, Skills Ontario, August 21, 2020

PODCAST:The Hammer episode #2 with Ian Howcroft, Skills Ontario, July 17, 2020

Skills Ontario adds new board members, Daily Commercial News, July 10, 2020

Skills Ontario receives additional $5 million in support from the Ontario government, Canadian Contractor, July 9, 2020

Skills Ontario encourages Ontarians to get creative with the virtual #SkillsLogoChallenge, Construction Links Network, June 23, 2020

Skills Ontario hosts 2020 Virtual Skills Ontario Contests, the onside, June 3, 2020

Skills Ontario launches #SkillsAtHome challenge series on Twitter, Construction Links Network, March 30, 2020

Skills Ontario, women’s trades groups join forces, Daily Commercial News, March 10, 2020

Indigenous youth get a closer look at skilled trades in Sudbury, CTV Northern News, February 25, 2020

Skills Ontario partners organizations to encourage young women to pursue skilled trade and tech careers, Ontario Construction News, February 11, 2020

Industry Perspectives Op-Ed: Skills Ontario debunks old myths about working in skilled trades, Daily Commercial News, February 10, 2020

Skills Ontario and ORIGIN sign MOU to promote skilled trade and tech careers, Construction Links Network, February 8, 2020

Skills Ontario event aimed at getting girls interested and excited about trades (8 photos), GuelphToday, February 6, 2020

Skills Ontario debunks five myths about skilled trades, Canadian Manufacturing, February 4, 2020

Animal charity benefits from student-built dog houses, SooToday, January 23, 2020

New Ontario trade recruitment campaign called a ‘smart first step,’ by industry, Daily Commercial News, January 16, 2020

Students' eyes opened to skilled trades, North Bay Nugget, January 15, 2020

Skills Ontario supports government’s marketing initiatives to address skilled trades shortage, will continue to provide experiential learning opportunities, Construction Links Network, January 10, 2020

#FillTheToolbox engagement and fundraising campaign launched by Skills Ontario, Daily Commercial News, December 19, 2019

Glengarry Students Compete to Build Wind Turbines, Ontario Council for Technology Education, December 17, 2019

Skills Ontario Recognizes Efforts Of Supporters, Mechanical Business, December 16, 2019

Skills Ontario launches #FillTheToolbox engagement campaign, Canadian Manufacturing, December 10, 2020

Enbridge Gas Continues Skills Ontario Backing, Mechanical Business, November 20, 2019

Skills Ontario Summer Camp comes to Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus,, August 2, 2019

Want a career in the trades? How to choose the right one for you, Canadian Business, July 30, 2019 

Summer camp gives students a look at future in trades, Guelph Today, July 4, 2019

Verge built up her construction career from a childhood dream, Daily Commercial News, June 28, 2019

Mohawk well represented at Skills Ontario, Skills Canada, Mohawk News Desk, June 14, 2019

School Awards (VIDEO), CTV Barrie, May 14, 2019

Georgian College Strikes Gold Yet Again (VIDEO), CTV Barrie, May 13, 2019

Catholic students shine in provincial skills competitions, Guelph Today, May 13, 2019

Georgian students take home hardware from Skills Ontario Competition, Barrie Today, May 10, 2019

Werstler’s win gold at Skills Ontario, Dryden Now, May 10, 2019

Two DHS Students Honoured For Their Construction Skills, CKDR 92.7 FM, May 10, 2019

Collingwood student codes into medal spot at Skills Ontario competition, Collingwood Today, May 9, 2019

The Stanley Cup of Skills Competitions – Team Sudbury Heads Back to Skills Ontario, Cambrian College News, May 1, 2019

Skills Ontario Competition celebrates 30th anniversary, United Steelworkers, April 24, 2019

Elementary students show off their skills, The Oshawa Express, March 29, 2019

Students competing in skilled trades challenge are 'future workforce', Owen Sound: The Sun Times, March 26, 2019

HPS animation team headed for Ontario Skills Competition, Huntsville Doppler, March 20, 2019

Aberfoyle School Cardboard Boat Teams in Top Half of Provincial Championship, puslinchToday, March 19, 2019

Durham teacher says learning construction skills 'revolutionary' for students,, March 12, 2019

Casting off, The Kitchener Record, March 6, 2019

Did you know a cardboard boat can carry 510 lbs? These Algonquin students proved it,, March 4, 2019

Students will share their learning at local Skills Ontario competition, Sault Online, March 3, 2019