St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to be hosting the Eastern Ontario Skills Competition on Tuesday, April 25 in Cornwall. Students from the school boards will compete at SLC applying various skills in Automotive, Welding, Carpentry, Cabinet Making, Photography, TV/Video Production, Small Powered Equipment and more.
“The skills competition events are always a wonderful opportunity to connect with young students on our campus,” said Daniel Liao, Dean, Applied Science, Trades and Technology at SLC. “Hosting it at the College is great way for us to participate in this educational community event in collaboration with our local secondary schools, as well as showing the breadth of opportunity that exists at SLC if students want to train and pursue a career in the skilled trades.”
Competing students demonstrate their talent and creativity with specific tasks to perform, or scenarios to complete, within a specific time frame, and are judged by industry specialists. Some of SLC’s industry partners will also be on campus that day with information booths for students and the public to learn more about skilled trades.
We’re thrilled to host the Skills Competition at SLC,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “At a time of critical need for more skilled trades workers, demonstrating to our region’s high school students the amazing opportunities that exist to become trained in the trades is a great way to connect future talent with information about the range of opportunities available to them.”
Members of the public are welcome to check out the competitions from 9 am to 3 pm.