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Students will put their SKILLS to the test at competition


CORNWALL, ON – Culinary arts, hairstyling, welding, and journalism are just a few of the 18 skilled trades and technology events that students will compete in during the SKILLS Competition at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

This exciting partnership between the Upper Canada District School Board, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Conseil 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 300 students and 75 judges 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 TV video production event will have the opportunity to use the facilities at Cogeco Cable (517 Pitt St., Cornwall). 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 in April, as well as the Provincial competition in Kitchener-Waterloo in May.

About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Denise Corcoran
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261