Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition Results Announced

Skills Ontario Qualifying Competition Results Announced

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On Saturday, April 1st, five-hundred students competed at eight Ontario colleges in qualifying competitions for the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition 
 
Ontario, April 3, 2017 – With the Skills Ontario Competition just weeks away, the qualifying competitions took place on Saturday, April 1st. These Skills Ontario Qualifying Competitions were held for six of the most popular contests at the secondary-school level: 2D Character Animation, Carpentry Individual, Culinary Arts, Small Powered Equipment, TV & Video Production, and Welding.  
 
Held at eight colleges across the province, qualifying competitions ensure that the most prepared and talented students ultimately compete at the Skills Ontario Competition. Qualifying Competitions were held at Cambrian College, Canadore College, Confederation College, Fanshawe College, Georgian College, Humber College, Niagara College, and St. Lawrence College.  
 
Students representing the top three school boards in each contest at each of the eight qualifiers will advance to the Skills Ontario Competition, taking place May 1-3, 2017 at the Toronto Congress Centre in the GTA.  
 
Click here to see the results of the Skills Ontario Qualifying Competitions.  
 
At the Skills Ontario Competition, students compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as monetary awards and job offers for select contests. Gold medalists are also eligible to go on to represent Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition, May 31 to June 4 in Winnipeg.
 
“The Skills Ontario Competition is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the young talent in our province and the important partnerships between Skills Ontario, industry, education, and government organizations that help bring skill development for youth to the forefront,” says Gail Smyth, Executive Director at Skills Ontario.  
 
Featuring 68 skilled trades and technologies contests, and over 2,400 competitors from elementary schools, high schools and colleges across Ontario, it is the largest skilled trades and technologies competition in Canada. Skills Ontario also hosts Young Women’s Conferences and a First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference in conjunction with the Skills Ontario Competition.  

SkillsOntario.com
 
 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017