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Skills Ontario to host online skills competition for high school students


Skills Ontario is hosting an online initiative for secondary students to test their skills in their chosen skilled trade or technology field.

The 2020 Virtual Skills Ontario Contests include competitions in mechanical CAD, coding, welding and more.

The in-person 2020 Skills Ontario Competition was cancelled in light of COVID-19.

With the virtual event, students can access the scope of their contest, as well as safety checklists and other required documents, on the Skills Ontario website.

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Registration is open and closes June 7, with submissions due June 17-18, dependent on the contest-specific rules.

On June 25, Skills Ontario will host a live, virtual awards ceremony to award first, second and third place for each contest, as well as four scholarships, with one being an Award of Excellence for the Best Overall Score, valued at $1,000, and three others valued at $500.

While not all contest areas typically represented at the Skills Ontario Competition can be available virtually, the organization says it has covered as many areas as possible.

More information can be found at skillsontario.com/2020-virtual-skills-ontario-contests.