Loyalist College will host a Skills Competition on Tuesday, March 24 to provide more than 70 students in grades 10 and 11 with the opportunity to compete in the following skilled trades:
Automotive Service Technician
Carpentry (one-person and two-person)
Students from schools in the Hastings and Prince Edward District, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District, Kawartha Pine Ridge District, and Limestone District School Boards will compete in the event, designed to build awareness and excitement around potential careers in skilled trades.
Competitions will occur simultaneously throughout the day in the Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, and the Kente Building. Using Skills Canada standards, a panel of industry experts will judge participants on their performance and a short interview. Students can win scholarship funds toward their Loyalist tuition.
What: Loyalist College Skills Competition
Who: Secondary School students in grades 10 and 11 representing four regional School Boards
When: March 24, 2015: 9 am – 3:30 pm – Competition
4 pm – Awards ceremony in Alumni Hall
Where: Loyalist College Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, and Kente Building
About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Internationally renowned for its enriched student learning and living experiences, Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior success services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and more than 500 online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.