The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is the largest skilled trades competition in Canada. More than 1,900 Ontario students compete for medals in 63 different contest areas.
The OTSC offers a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and enthusiasm for their chosen career choices to educators, family and friends. A crowd of 30,000 captivated visitors cheer them on, many of them students. The talent and dedication on display serves as a cause for inspiration for many of the students who are just beginning to think about their career paths.
To be held May 6 -8, in Waterloo, Ontario, the OTSC also offers students many additional resources and insights into post-secondary options through the Career Exploration Showcase, Elementary Career Awareness Workshops, and Young Women’s Conferences. All of these components of the OTSC are not only designed to ensure students become more aware of the benefits and opportunities in a wide variety of fields, but to motivate this future workforce and give them the information they need to start on the path towards a successful career in the skilled trades and technologies.
As a not-for-profit organization, Skills Canada-Ontario relies on the support of an army of volunteers to make the OTSC a reality. Hundreds of individuals from industry, education and the community at large work countless hours to set up 37,000 sq. feet of competition and exhibition space, secure judges and suppliers, chair the contests, take down the show, and counsel the “Team Ontario” members who have advanced to the national competition. With so many skilled trades featured at OTSC, the opportunity for students to explore is endless. For more information on the OTSC event, visit www.skillsontario.com.