Regional Camps and Virtual Workshops

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Virtual Workshops

 Regional Camps

 


Virtual Workshops

Through our virtual workshops, participants are led through fun skilled trade and tech-related workshops, demonstrations, virtual tours, speakers and presentations. Sessions are led by Skills Ontario staff and volunteers/partners via Microsoft Teams (unless otherwise noted).

Virtual workshops are open to all ages, however are typically suited to grades 7, 8, and 9. See each event’s individual registration page (found via the calendar below) for details regarding difficulty level and required skills. Parent/guardian supervision is strongly recommended for all of our virtual sessions. If you’d like to explore a pre-recorded workshop, please click here.

Virtual workshops take place 9:00-4:30 during spring and summer break, and in the evenings throughout the school year. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the sessions that pique their interest, and build their own summer/spring break camp schedules. Check out the calendar below for upcoming events and details. To register, select any workshops you're interested in through the calendar and follow the link in the description!

 

Navigate through the months of July and August on the calendar below to see the workshops we’re offering! Select the workshops you’re interested in, and follow the registration links for more information. Please note that Skills Ontario can only ship kits within Canada. Registration for events with kits will need to be cancelled if the address is not domestic.

 

Pre-Recorded Workshops

Can’t make it to one of our live sessions? Take a peek below for some pre-recorded videos provided by Durham College. After watching the videos, complete the worksheets provided below and submit them to camps@skillsontario.com to be entered to win a prize! If you have any general inquiries regarding the Skills Ontario Virtual Workshops and Regional Camps program, email campmanager@skillsontario.com. Winners will be drawn at the end of the summer. Each completed worksheet (plumbing/construction) will count toward one entry, for a maximum of two entries per person. Only submissions with correct answers will be counted.

Videos

Worksheets

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Intro to Plumbing:
   Joining Method – Steel Pipe   

(3:17 min)

Intro to Plumbing:
   Joining Method - Copper Pipe   

(2:35 min)

 Greywater Recovery   
System

(3:29 min)

     Plumbing    

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Intro to Basic Tools for
Building Construction

(21:14 min)

    Construction   

 


Regional Summer Camps 

Skills Ontario Summer Camp is a week-long day program for kids entering grades 7-9. The program runs in various locations across the province during the months of July and August, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Through hands-on activities relevant to the skilled trades, campers develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Campers take part in hands-on workshops led by Skills Ontario counselors and industry/college professionals that introduce them to a variety of topics in the industrial, construction, motive power, services and technology sectors; they explore careers in skilled trades through interactive games, industry tours and entrepreneurship programs.

The camps are facilitated in partnership with colleges, industries and community volunteers who are committed to giving the campers an outstanding hands-on experience. Note that schedules vary per location based on available volunteers and programming.

Camps are for students entering grade 7, 8, or 9 unless otherwise noted.

Due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, Skills Ontario is not currently planning to run regional (in-person) events for the 2021 summer camp season. We encourage all interested participants to take advantage of our virtual workshop sessions, and build their own summer camp schedule. If you have any questions regarding the Skills Ontario Summer Camp program, email campmanager@skillsontario.com.