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February 26: Rainbow students take part in Technological Skills Competition

Rainbow District School Board will host its 15th annual Technological Skills Competition on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The event will take place at Cambrian College in Sudbury and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Local 2486 in Azilda.

Approximately 100 secondary school students will test their skills in carpentry, welding, TV/video editing, photography, auto-service technology, 2D character animation, electrical installations, cabinet making and small-powered equipment, prepared speech, auto computer aided design (CAD), mechanical CAD and coding. Students will vie for the opportunity to compete at the Skills Ontario Competition from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Toronto.

“Events in the skilled trades give students the opportunity to problem-solve, think creatively, and explore careers at an early age,” says Dana Kinsella, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Co-ordinator with Rainbow District School Board. “We are reaching minds through innovative and challenging learning experiences, and touching hearts by engaging students in activities that fuel their passion and support student success.”

Carpentry events, including Home Building – Team of 4, and Carpentry – Team of 2, will take place at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Local 2486 in Azilda.

Staff from both venues will provide judges.

Participants will have an opportunity to go home with medals and certificates of achievement to celebrate their success. The awards ceremony will begin at 3 pm at both locations. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Rainbow District School Board salutes the many staff members who work diligently to make this event possible every year. The Board also acknowledges the generosity of community partners, who contribute financially for the local competitions, new tools and transportation for students to compete at the Skills Ontario Competition.

Technological Skills Competition
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Secondary competitions will take place at the following locations:

Auto-Service Technology Room 1700 Cambrian College
Home Building Training Shop Carpenters’ Union (Azilda)
Carpentry – Team of 2 Training Shop Carpenters’ Union (Azilda)
Welding Room 1735 Cambrian – Trades Building
Cabinetmaking Room 1722 Cambrian College
Small Powered Equipment Room 1738 Cambrian College
Electrical Room 1708 Cambrian College
TV/Video Production Room 3417 Cambrian College
Photography Room 3502 Cambrian College
2D Character Animation Room 1631 Cambrian College
Auto CAD Room 3409 Cambrian College
Mechanical CAD Room 2150 Cambrian College
Coding Room 3412 Cambrian College
Prepared Speech eDome Cambrian College


8 am to 8:45 am Registration at the eDome foyer
8:45 am to 9 am Safety and rules
9 am to 11:30 am Work period 1
11:40 am to 12:20 pm Lunch at the Student Centre
12:30 pm to 2:15 pm Work period 2
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm Clean up and judging
 (students, Cambrian staff and community partners meet and greet in the Student Centre)
3 pm to 3:30 pm Awards ceremony in the Student Centre

Note to the media:
Please visit the registration table near the eDome for a guest pass.
Safety glasses will be available.
Anyone wishing to enter a shop area must have CSA green and orange tag steel toe boots.
Visitors to the Carpenters’ Union are asked to check in upon arrival.


Media Contact:

Dana Kinsella
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator
Rainbow District School Board, 705.523.3308 ext. 8205