How does affiliating with Skills Ontario benefit your school?

Sep 29 2017

Skills Ontario is a leader in preparing youth for the highly-skilled workforce of tomorrow.  We enable and empower all youth, including women and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth, to consider a career in the skilled trades and technologies. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, volunteers, employers, and mentors ensure our programs connect education, experience, and employment. 

As an affiliated partner of Skills Ontario, your school benefits by having access to a multitude of innovative and hands-on programs, competitions, and events. This partnership enhances the curriculum, raises your school’s profile in the community, and expands your students’ knowledge and appreciation of the world of career possibilities available in the skilled trades and technologies.

Be sure to take full advantage of your affiliation status by participating in all of our many programs and competitions, including the in-demand Skills Ontario In-School Presentation program, Cardboard Boat Races, Young Women’s Initiatives, and of course, the Skills Ontario Competition, now hosted in the GTA.

For detailed information on Skills Ontario programs and competitions, please browse the 2017-18 Skills Ontario Program Guide.


Affiliate your school today to start taking advantage of everything Skills Ontario has to offer.

School Board Contacts can request affiliation for groups of elementary and secondary schools by emailing the Skills Ontario Liaison Officer for your region. Include the number of elementary and/or secondary schools to be affiliated, whether this includes all of your secondary schools, and an email address to send your invoice.

Affiliation Discounts and Perks:

-        School boards which affiliate all of their secondary schools receive a discount of 20%

-        Any 3 elementary schools affiliated together receive all 3 affiliations for the cost of 2

-        Full affiliation of a school board entitles the school board to priority status on the waitlists for Skills Ontario Competition contests


Skills Ontario offers a program and competition for almost every department in your school, so please circulate the enclosed information to the appropriate educators to ensure every opportunity for involvement. 

Thank you for your continued support.  We are looking forward to another great year of working with you and your students!


Warmest regards,

The Skills Ontario Team

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