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2018 Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition Results
Nineteen UCDSB Students Qualify for Provincials at Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition
Posted on 02/23/2018
Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition Automotive Event

Students to Compete in Skills Ontario Competition May 7-9 in Toronto

February 23, 2018 (Cornwall, ON) - Nineteen students from the Upper Canada District School Board have qualified for the Skills Ontario Competition May 7-9 in Toronto after the Eastern Ontario SKLZ Competition in Cornwall on Wednesday.

Students to qualify for provincials include:

The Eastern Ontario SKLZ competition is organized by the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) in partnership with St. Lawrence College Cornwall and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

The event allows students to demonstrate their technical abilities in a skilled trades competition that emphasizes the value of a career in the trades, said Lori Carlisle, a learning partner with the Board. It permits students to connect with like-minded peers. They also meet college students and professors who can tell them about qualifications needed to be successful in the trades, and share stories about real-life experience working in the automotive, welding, carpentry, or other skilled trade.

Students learn about other benefits of a career in the trades such as graduating with less debt than university students and greater prospects for employment. Carlisle notes about 50 per cent of the trades workforce in Ontario will retire in the next five years.

More than 180 UCDSB students participated in Wednesday’s competition in 19 events including: aesthetics, hairstyling, auto service technician, small engine repair, welding, home building, individual construction, cabinet making, prepared speech, photography, TV/video production, journalism, job interview, team of two carpentry, and health and safety. The competition was held at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall.

For further details, please contact:

Lori Carlisle
Learning Partner/Board Lead
Student Destinations, Co-op, OYAP, SHSM & Technological Education
Teaching and Learning Department
Upper Canada District School Board

*Note: Some provincial competitors will be announced at associated competitions to be held in the coming weeks.

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