Skills Ontario readies Virtual Skills contest
Skills Ontario has begun a promotion called the “2020 Virtual Skills Ontario Contests.” During the promotion, Ontario secondary school students will compete online in contests related to skilled trades and technology fields. Contests will be held in the fields of the culinary arts, computer assisted design, coding, welding, fashion design and others. Four winners will receive scholarships, one valued at $1,000 and three valued at $500. These online activities will take the place of the 2020 Skills Ontario Competition, which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will run through the month of June at <http://www. skillsontario.com/2020-virtual-skills-ontario-contests>.
“Our Virtual Contests are one of the many ways we’re continuing to encourage youth to pursue the skilled trades and technologies,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario. “We’re proud to have developed and delivered many online initiatives to encourage experiential learning while Ontarians stay safe at home. As we’ve seen both at our in-person events and through our virtual initiatives, the future of Ontario is in good hands, and contests like these highlight that and help to support and celebrate Ontario’s future skilled workforce.”