2023 Skills Ontario Competition

SCDSB students bring home five medals from Skills Ontario Competition
Posted on 05/05/2023

Thirty-one Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students from five schools represented the board at the 2023 Skills Ontario Competition
held on May 1 to 3. This year marked a return to an in-person event after three years of being held virtually. SCDSB competitors won medals in five categories; two silver and three bronze. 

The event promoted skilled trades and technology careers to youth, by hosting skilled trades competitions for thousands of students from across Ontario, in dozens of contest areas. Participating students showcased their talents and competed for the title of best in their trade amongst the province’s most skilled youth.

Medals were awarded to:

  • Katarina C. and Arub S. from Bear Creek SS – silver in TV/Video Production
  •  Lauren P. from Banting Memorial HS – silver in Baking
  •  Elise I. from Banting Memorial HS – bronze in Auto Painting
  •  Maddy H. from Innisdale SS – bronze in Restaurant Service
  •  Stephanie T. from Banting Memorial HS – bronze in Hairstyling

Medalists from the 2023 Skills Ontario Competition
Medalists from the 2023 Skills Ontario Competition

“Preparing students for careers in the skilled trades and technologies is a continued focus for the SCDSB. The board has a long history of supporting students as they showcase their skills at local, provincial, and national levels,” says John Dance, Director of Education. “We’re proud of the accomplishments of the students who competed at the Skills Ontario Competition.”

Participation in the Skills Ontario Competition is made possible through the support of the Experiential Learning program, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), and the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Learn more about the SCDSB’s skilled trades and technological education programs

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB Strategic Priorities in the area of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Victoria Iceton, Itinerant Resource Teacher – Specialist High Skills Major and Experiential Learning (K-12)
[email protected] 

Theresa Watt, Technology Renewal and Sustainability Facilitator
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