Skills Competitions to be Held at St. Lawrence College 

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St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to be hosting the Eastern Ontario Skills Competition on Tuesday, February 27 in Cornwall, and the Limestone Skills Competition in Kingston on Thursday, February 29. Hundreds of students in grades 4-12 will participate in challenges that demonstrate their talent and passion for skilled trades.  

Students from area school boards will compete at SLC applying various skills in Automotive, Welding, Small Powered Equipment, Computer-Aided Design, Esthetics, Culinary, Hairstyling, Carpentry, Plumbing, and more. In addition to competitions, a variety of skills demonstrations will be happening throughout the day at the Kingston campus.

 "The skills competition events is a fantastic occasion to celebrate the skilled trades while engaging with young students on our campuses,” said Daniel Liao, Dean of Applied Science, Technology and Trades at SLC.” Hosting these events is an excellent opportunity to showcase the wide array of possibilities available at SLC for students interested in pursuing careers 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.  Industry leaders will also be on campus with exhibitor booths to further engage the students. For some of the competitions there will be an Ontario Regional Qualifying Competition on April 13, 2024 at SLC for students to represent their school boards and successful competitors will then represent at the Provincial Competitions in May, held in Toronto. 

"I want to thank our school board partners for their enthusiastic engagement," said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. "We’re proud to demonstrate the opportunities within skilled trades to our region's high school students, particularly with the pressing need for skilled workers, these events serve as a crucial platform to connect aspiring talent with the programs we offer both in Cornwall and Kingston." 

Click for more information about the Ontario Skills competition and the Regional Qualifiers.   

Media information: 

Competitions between 9:00 am-2:45 pm (lunch break 11:30am-12:45pm)  
Reception at 9:30  
Welcome address at 9:00 am 
Competitions between 9:30 am-3:30pm (lunch break 12:30-1:00) 
Reception: 12:30 pm,
Awards at 5:30 
Open House between 6:30 - 7:30



St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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