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Students will put their SKILLS to the test


CORNWALL, ON – Team carpentry, hairstyling, welding, and journalism are just a few of the 15 skilled trades and technology events that students will compete in during the SKILLS Competition at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.


This exciting partnership between the Upper Canada District School Board, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Conseils des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien and St. Lawrence College continues to grow with more than 240 students showcasing the skills and talents applied in experiential education at the secondary level.

The focus of the competition is to provide a public forum that highlights the skills and knowledge students have gained in their particular field of interest. The annual competition is an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their talent and creativity putting all of their skills to the test against peers and the current industry standards. Students are given specific tasks to perform, or scenarios to complete, within a predetermined time frame that will be judged by industry specialists.

This year, competitors in the Aviation event will get to compete in a flight simulator thanks to Cornwall Aviation (Cornwall Regional Airport). The remainder of the events will occur at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus, located at 2 St. Lawrence Drive (formerly Belmont St.).

Competition winners will have the opportunity to advance to the Regional competition held at St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus on April 20, as well as the Provincial competition in Kitchener-Waterloo in May.




About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.


Denise Wing

Communications Officer

Marketing & Communications

St. Lawrence College

Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston

T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261