Record number of competitors head to skills competition
June 3, 2016
Sixty-eight Ontario students will be heading to the Skills Canada National Competition that is being held in Moncton, NB on June 5-8, 2016. This is the largest group of skilled students the province has sent to the national skills competition to date.
The students who comprise Team Ontario are from both high school and college programs, and qualified for their positions at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) in May 2016. the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is Canada’s largest skilled trades competition. At OTSC Hy-Mark offered apprenticeships to the post-secondary gold medalists in the Plumbing and Sheet Metal contests.
With over 67 contests, 2,000 competitors and 20,000 spectators, the hallways at RIM Park in Waterloo were bustling. Adding to the excitement was the fact that this year is a qualifying year for the 2017 WorldSkills Competition, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October 2017.
Follow Team Ontario at SCNC 2016 with the #TeamOntario and #SCNC2016 hashtags on Twitter and Instagram, and also on the Skills Ontario Facebook page.
The United Arab Emirates was awarded the right to host the 44th WorldSkills Competition at the WorldSkills General Assembly in 2013. It is the first country in the Middle East to host a WorldSkills Competition.