Skills Canada - A message from the Executive Director
Kitchener - Ontario students advancing from the Ontario Technological Skills Competition to the National Skills Competition in Quebec City this June will each receive a financial grant of $250 towards their travel costs, thanks to the proceeds raised at our recent Celebration Gala. Over 300 people enjoyed this year’s event featuring Canadian Tenor Peter McCutcheon, the music of Amplified Midlife Crisis, and the introduction of our first “Take the Cake” contest. It was a great occasion and I invite you to check out our website to see some of the photographs taken that night.
On March 8, I was invited to attend an International Women’s Day event at Mohawk College in Hamilton. It is always inspiring to spend time with other women exploring ways to encourage more young women to pursue a career in the skilled trades. Mohawk College, a “Gold” partner of Skills Canada Ontario, continues to find innovative ways to do just that.
In February, I was treated to lunch at the Chef’s House at George Brown College. If you are looking for a great venue to have lunch or dinner during the week, I would highly recommend the Chef’s House. I was greeted and seated by students from their hospitality program and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared, in full view of customers, by their culinary students. George Brown College is also a “Gold” partner of Skills Canada Ontario and another strong promoter of careers in skilled trades.
We are now just weeks away from the 22nd Ontario Technological Skills Competition, May 2-4, at RIM Park in Waterloo. Plans are in full force to set up over 325,000 square feet of competition space and 63 individual contest areas. I hope to see you there!