Promoting skills trades and technology

Image of Skills Ontario medal graphic.Nineteen elementary and 32 secondary Limestone District School Board students participated in the Skills Ontario Competition on May 1-2, 2023, at the Toronto Congress Centre, resulting in two first-place finishes, three second-place finishes, and one third-place finish.

The Skills Ontario Competition offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best in their field. Over three days, student competitors impress their educators, family, friends, and prospective employers. Skills Canada and its Member Organizations in each of the 13 provinces and territories work with employers, educators, labour groups and governments to promote skilled trade and technology careers to Canadian youth. This is done through a variety of programming and competitions each year, all with the goal of providing hands on, informative, interesting and educational information to youth.

Competitors qualify for the provincial competition at the Limestone Skills Competition in March, held primarily at St. Lawrence College, Kingston.  The Limestone Skills Competition is the first in a series of skills events intended to promote the skilled trades and technologies as viable, first-choice career options to students.

Congratulations to this year’s Skills Ontario medal recipients:

LEGO Robotics 7-8 – 1st Place – Module Vanier
Oliver Chang
Tony Cinanni
Cléo Collins
Laurence Miller

Construction 7-8 – 2nd Place – Welborne Avenue PS
Rohit Sheth
Ryan Pearce
Daniel Egwobon

Heavy Equipment Service – 1st Place – Napanee DSS
Lane Fretts

Auto Painting – 2nd Place – Napanee DSS
Joe Yeomans

Hairstyling – 2nd Place – LCVI
Sierra Whan

Auto Collision Repair – 3rd Place – Napanee DSS
Luke Van Hoek

For more information about learning opportunities like this, please visit LDSB Expanded Opportunities.