Latest news & archives from 2017 year

Shop Skills Ontario Gear today!

Sep 28 2017

The Skills Ontario Alumni Association is working with to show what “Skills” look like!

We have some of the latest styles, including hoodies, tees, hats, and more! Apparel can be customized to have the name of your competition and/or your own name on it.

A Message from the President of the Board of Directors, Skills Ontario

Sep 22 2017

As you know, the Skills Ontario Board of Directors has announced the retirement of Gail Smyth as Executive Director of Skills Ontario. Gail had planned to retire later this year, but due to medical reasons decided to retire early, after leading the organization for over 20 years. The strong and dedicated team Gail built at Skills Ontario is well prepared to continue on the work she started.

Skills Ontario alumnus forms organization for Indigenous youth

Sep 12 2017

In 2012, Evan Veryerd snagged a silver medal in cabinet-making at the Skills Ontario Competition. Today, he is a woodworking instructor at Katarowki Aboriginal School in Kingston, ON.

“Based on how much I know the trades helped me build confidence and develop into the person I am today, I thought helping bring those same opportunities, in the form of focus programs, to students who otherwise wouldn’t have them, could make a real impact in their lives,” he said.