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Skills Ontario (Waterloo)

About Skills Ontario

Skills Ontario is building Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce. We deliver in-school presentations across Ontario, host Canada’s largest skills competition, run summer camps for skills development and connect students to employers through regional, hands-on events. We are focused on growth sectors such as construction and infrastructure, technology innovation and hospitality services. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, guardians, volunteers and guest speakers ensure our programs connect education, experience and employment. We partner with school boards, colleges, small business, large companies, labour groups and governments to provide opportunities for youth to explore and develop skills for successful careers in the skilled trades and technologies. 

With 30 years of experience, Skills Ontario is a province-wide organization with a grassroots connection into the many communities we serve. Our programs represent a long-term investment in the lives of all Ontarians. 


Skills Ontario offers the following programs: 



First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives:

Career Profile: Anna Strachan, Associate Dean of the Magna School for the Skilled Trades:

Career Profile: Jennifer Green, Director of Competitions:


Registration is now open for Skills Ontario Trades & Tech Camps! 

Skills Ontario Summer Camp is a week-long day program for kids entering grades 7-9. The program runs in various locations across the province, including Guelph, during the months of July and August, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Through hands-on activities relevant to the skilled trades, campers develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

More information about regional camps can be found at Further inquiries can be sent by email to [email protected]. Follow the Trades & Tech Camp Twitter account at this link!