Students achieve top performances at Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC)

May 4 2016

Waterloo, Ontario – The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) was held at RIM Park in Waterloo on Monday, May 2nd (Elementary Technology Activity Day) and Tuesday, May 3rd and brought students from every corner of the province to put their skills on display against the best of their peers. Featuring 67 skilled trades and technologies contests, and 2,100 competitors from high schools and colleges across Ontario, it is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada.

Over 20,000 spectators passed through RIM Park over two days to witness the skills of Ontario’s young people in action. From contests in plumbing, culinary, aesthetics, and automotive service - to name only a few - competitors were judged on their skills related to their field, as well as their job interview skills and related soft skills.

Winners were presented with gold, silver, and bronze medals. Additionally, ninety monetary awards, totaling $65,000, were presented at the closing ceremony held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex on Wednesday, May 4th. Many winners are eligible to move on to the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton in June.

New for 2016, job offers from Magna International were awarded to medalists in the Automation Control, Industrial Mechanic, and Mechatronics contests, and Hy-Mark offered apprenticeships to the post-secondary gold medalists in the Plumbing, Sheet Metal, and Heating Systems Technician contests.

2016 marks the last year that the OTSC will be held at RIM Park in Waterloo, as Skills Ontario looks ahead to the OTSC at the Toronto Congress Centre in 2017 (May 1-3, 2017).

See the full results:

Secondary & Post-Secondary Results

Elementary Results


About Skills Ontario

Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies as viable first-choice career options for Ontario youth. Throughout the year, we promote the skilled trades and technologies through our in-school presentations, the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), Cardboard Boat Race Competitions, Women’s Career Exploration Events and Conferences and our Aboriginal Initiatives.

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