Students represent Ontario in Skills Canada National Competition
By Jillian MorganHPAC General
Over 2,300 students from across Ontario participated in skilled trades and technology contests at the 2018 Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre from May 7 to 9, 2018.
The three-day annual competition for elementary, high school and post-secondary students represented skills and careers in manufacturing, transportation, construction, service and technology.
Students competed in nearly 70 events for gold, silver and bronze medals, over $65,000 in monetary awards, and job offers in select contest areas, offered by partner organizations.
Of the gold medalists, 40 went on to represent Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition, held in Edmonton, AB from June 4 to 5, 2018. A total of 550 students from across Canada participated in the national competition, and over 200 medals were awarded.
The focus of day one at the Skills Ontario Competition was on elementary student participation and skill development. Elementary students participated in workshops and challenges designed to introduce them to career opportunities and relevant skills in the skilled trades and technologies.
The secondary and post-secondary-level contests took place on days one and two. Competitors are judged on their skills in completing their contest project, as well as their job interview skills and related soft skills. www.skillsontario.com