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Skills Related Events: Resources and Information
Skills Related Events: Resources and Information

All York Region District School Board Elementary and Secondary schools have been provided affiliation with Skills Canada-Ontario for the 2019-2020 school year.  This affiliation provides all schools with access to Skills Canada-Ontario’s many resources, activities and opportunities.


 YRSC 2019 Cardboard Boat Race


Key events available with Skills Ontario are outlined below.  


​Other Information

Cardboard Boat Rac​es and ​Video Challen​ges​

​Reg​istration Opens 

in the fall

​Teachers register directly with Skills Ontario.​Elemen​tary and Secondary Challenges available.  

​Pin and Medal Design Contest​

​Deadline for submissions 

in the fall

​Teachers submit designs directly to Skills Ontario.  

See flyers for Pin and Medal contest on the information page for details.

In-Sc​hool Presentations

​​On-going requests accepted, but book now for a preferred date!

​Teachers book directly with Skills Ontario.  French presentations also a​vailable.

Elementary Workshops Gr 7-8 at Ski​lls Ontario

​Monday, May 4, 2020 

Where: Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre

​Teachers register directly with Skills Ontario.  

​Skills Ontario Summer Ca​​mps​

2020 Camps:  TBD

Registration opens:  Spring 2020

​Eligible Audien​ce: Students entering Grades 7-9

Where: Across Ontario (Locations will continue to be added to our website)​

Check back for more information: 

​​First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Initiatives

​FMNI Conference May 5, 2020

​Teachers book directly with Skills Ontario.  

Young Women's Initiatives

Registration opens in the fall

Elementary (Grades 7-8) and Secondary (Grades 9-12) opportunities available. 

Teachers book directly with Skills Ontario. 

York Region Skills Challenge (YRSC), Skills Ontario Qualification and Skills Ontario Competition

​Key dates in November to February 2020.  See the York Region Skills Page​ for details.

Various Locations

Other Resources Available:

Health and Safety Resources

Other Experiential Learning

SHSM & Skills Ontario Events

  • Secondary students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM) can earn possible certificates and/or experiential learnin​g towards their SHS​​M designation.  Speak to your school SHSM team for further information and further information can be provided in the SHSM-Skills Chart​ on resources page. 

​Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Challenges

  • PEO Education Committee Design Challenge Webpage : This is an example of a past challenge.  This competition is a separate contest organized by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) -York Chapter. For information on past challenges please visit the​

​​​Future Building 

  • Future Building is an annual event designed to introduce young career seekers in grades 7-12, aboriginal youth, youth at risk and adults in career transition to the building and construction industry. This unique three-day career exposition provides attendees with an interactive, hands-on experience using a variety of tools and techniques across many of the skilled construction trades.
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