Niagara College welcomes high school students for Skills Ontario qualifying competitions


A screen alerts students to the upcoming provincial competition.

More than 100 high school students put their skills to the test at Niagara College on April 1, as part of qualifying competitions for Skills Ontario.

The qualifying competitions at Niagara College drew students from Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, District School Board of Niagara, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Grand Erie District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and Niagara Catholic District School Board. At the Welland Campus, students competed in 2D Character Animation, Carpentry Individual,, Small Powered Equipment, TV & Video Production, and Welding contests; while at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, students competed in Culinary Arts.

The College was one of eight in the province to host qualifying competitions for the 2017 Skills Ontario competition. The top three school boards in each contest from each location will be eligible to advance to the Skills Ontario Competition, May 1-3, 2017, at the Toronto Congress Centre – the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada. They also had the opportunity to win medals, monetary awards, and even job offers. Gold medalists in some select contest are eligible to advance to the National Competition in Winnipeg, May 31 to June 3.

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